I didn’t even have to think about it. The answer is yes. And it’s an issue that we’re going to have to resolve internally sooner rather than later, if these horny scientists are to be believed.
According to Michelle Mars and Ian Yeoman at Victoria University of Wellington, an army of sex robots will roam our streets by 2050. They’ll make human prostitution a thing of the past, the type of thing only sickos are into.
The benefits are obvious. Sexually transmitted diseases would be less of a concern and sex slavery will cease to be the lucrative enterprise it is today.
Some think that weird robot noises during intercourse would be a drawback, but not me. Nothing gets my motor going like some monotone bleeps and bloops.
The important thing for all of us who find ourselves in committed relationships is how we’ll come to define encounters with these sex machines. If we, as a society, can somehow agree that this doesn’t constitute cheating, then, my God, I can’t wait to be old. Imagine having carte blanche to get up in some strange gear box. Glory.