So it turns out humans (male and female) will be having sex with robots in as little as ten years.
That’s the word on the street according to a certain Dr Ian Pearson, a ‘futurologist’ (whatever that is – sounds like a blag to me) who has dropped a report on what he thinks to be “the future of sex”.
His theory is that by 2030 the world will have got over any taboo surrounding fully fledged human-robot sex, much like how modern society has kind of just got used to porn.
Once we’ve accepted these robots into our beds though, the ball just keeps on rolling and apparently by 2050 you, me and Dr Ian himself will be shagging robots more often than actual humans shag actual humans.
A lot of people will still have reservations about sex with robots at first but gradually as they get used to them, as the AI and mechanical behaviour and their feel improves, and they start to become friends with strong emotional bonds, that squeamishness will gradually evaporate.
This is all well and good I suppose, until you look a little deeper into the report and find that it is actually published in conjunction with Bondara – a sex toy shop who obviously WANT us to be shagged robots so that they can produce the robots and make stacks of cash while doing so. Genius.
But alas, as well as 1 in 5 of us admitting we’d happily romp a robot, there’s also another futurologist chirping to the same tune as Dr Pearson.
Earlier this year a certain Dr Helen Driscoll was waxing lyrical about playing hide the sausage with artificial intelligence, saying that it will be so common that human-on-human sex will be regarded as “primitive”.
As virtual reality becomes more realistic and immersive and is able to mimic and even improve on the experience of sex with a human partner; it is conceivable that some will choose this in preference to sex with a less than perfect human being.
I mean, sure this is pretty screwed up to think about in this day and age. But, when you consider that there’s already a twerking, heated, vibrating robot ass that you control using your phone, maybe we aren’t that far away from it after all.