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Sex robots might make men obsolete?

It was always going to come, women with robots that is. After all, no failures, exactly what you want the way you want it. The robot can be the best looking, best proportioned and best mover you could ever ask for. The robot doesn’t care if you have a headache or have just washed your hair. The robot would not put revenge porn on the internet or tell his mates how good or bad you are. The robot will always compliment you for your looks, ignore your blemishes and remember all those sweet nothings to whisper in your ear. Perfect really, why are men surprised.

Bloomberg writer and mathematician Cathy O’Neil claimed in an article that sex robots might make men obsolete, even adding she’d gift one to her daughter.

“I think it’s the men who should be worried. It’s entirely possible that robots can outperform them,” declared O’Neil in her article, titled, “Maybe Sex Robots Will Make Men, Not Women, Obsolete.”

“Perhaps it’s time for a Big Think. Are women not as capable as men of crude objectification? There’s room here for everyone’s impure thoughts and desires. Robots don’t discriminate, and they can probably give good massages,” she proclaimed. “Don’t get me wrong, I have a good husband. I doubt I would trade in. But if I had a daughter, I might consider giving her a robot as a college graduation present. Preferably one who can do the dishes and guard the door.”

O’Neil continued to theorize that the standards of women “might go up,” while they “might even be lost to the dating pool altogether — like what’s already happened with some Japanese men,” and she even noted that concerns about hackers turning sex robots violent would become obsolete, claiming men are already a big violent threat.

“Granted, there could be dangers. There is, for example, the possibility that hackers could turn sex robots into killers,” O’Neil claimed. “But the statistician in me can’t help asking: Would that make them more of a threat than actual men? Given the baseline murder rate for human sexual partners, it’s hard to get too worried. Plus, if they can understand female anatomy — I mean, really understand it — maybe it’s worth the risk.”

“Just to be clear: I’m not saying we should want to live in a militant feminist world without men,” she concluded. “Far from it, I am suggesting that women and men can coexist, but possibly not cohabitate.”

In March, it was reported that an online chatbot had been told “I love you” nearly twenty million times, while in 2016, it was also revealed that sexual conversations with artificial intelligence were on the rise.

“This happens because people are lonely and bored… It is a symptom of our society,” claimed Robin Labs Chief Executive Ilya Eckstein, who claimed that his company’s virtual assistant “Robin” was used by “teenagers and truckers without girlfriends” for up to 300 conversations a day.

“As well as the people who want to talk dirty, there are men who want a deeper sort of relationship or companionship,” he continued, adding that some people wanted to talk “for no particular reason” and were just lonely or bored.

In a 2016 interview with Breitbart Tech, futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson also predicted that humans would eventually spend “about the same” amount of money on sex robots “as they do today on a decent family-size car.”

“Artificial intelligence is reaching human levels and also becoming emotional as well,” he declared. “So people will actually have quite strong emotional relationships with their own robots. In many cases that will develop into a sexual one because they’ll already think that the appearance of the robot matches their preference anyway, so if it looks nice and it has a superb personality too it’s inevitable that people will form very strong emotional bonds with their robots and in many cases that will lead to sex.”

Sex robots are already becoming increasingly advanced, with Samantha, a popular high-tech sex robot, featuring an artificial G-spot, various modes of interaction, heating, and voice activation.

In November, an associate professor at the University of Manitoba claimed society “must be prepared” for the rise of “digisexuals,” and last month, it was revealed that more than a quarter of millennials would date a robot, with men three times more likely to do so.

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  • Lorraine 10/01/2018, 7:11 am

    and they will not leave the toilet seat up. It will be much the same as yelling at the TV when the Labor Party comes on and tells one and all compassion is needed to help fix a problem and lots of $dollars to be attached. will these robots be voters

    • Neville 10/01/2018, 10:56 am

      Toilet seat, Lorraine? I’ve never work out what the fuss is about this matter. We hafta pick it up, you hafta put it down. Same sorta action, right? Equality, right? Problem?
      /s

      • bangkav 12/01/2018, 8:16 am

        The question I ask ladies who complain about men & toilet seats is,”would you prefer that we didn’t lift the toilet seat and left it down all the time…”

  • luk1955 10/01/2018, 8:15 am

    It may be women who also become obsolete. How many women can fix a tv, car, plumbing, electricity, and all those hard dirty jobs that men do? Very few. Not enough to keep civilisation going. How many women can design infrastructure systems? How many women can even check the oil leave in their cars? That’s why we have 2 sexes, to aid and complement each other. Where each sex looks at life and problems differently. And can you imagine a world of whinging bitches who all complain there are no men? Imagine all women not having a man to boss around and wrap around their fingers. Wouldn’t their lives be so empty?

    • nev 10/01/2018, 10:36 am

      Cathy O’Neil: Oh don’t get me wrong Luk1945, I’m not saying we can do all those boring, dirty, dangerous, menial jobs. We will need robots for those chores too, we will probably call them “menial men” but I’m definitely not suggesting we wont need real men, oh no far from it, just not to cohabit with. You see the writer and mathematician in me, are not very good earners and Bloomberg may need them less in the Robotic world to come.
      It’s just that, as my mathematician friend has pointed out these robots will be expensive to buy and run, so of course we will need real generous men, but just not to cohabit with you see.

      Oh and Luk if you bump into that nev over there at MM please ask him how the devil does he know my husband is a statistician?

  • Penguinite 10/01/2018, 8:19 am

    The progress of emasculating men has been going on for 40 years at least. When it began we males made the mistake of laughing at it and the perpetrators. As they say “she who laughs last laughs longest”. Hope my wheelie-walker doesn’t require new rubber feet for a while yet.

    • Biking Voter 10/01/2018, 11:10 am

      “she who laughs last, thinks the slowest”

  • Pensioner Pete 10/01/2018, 8:29 am

    I am waiting for the #METOO to erupt over a naughty male robot.

  • TL46 10/01/2018, 8:43 am

    This story reminds me of a workshop poem when I was an apprentice long long ago.
    Man, whose wife couldn’t be satisfied, built an automatic #?/+ing steam driven machine and forget to install a stop mechanism.

    • Gordon 10/01/2018, 9:00 am
    • Bwana Neusi 10/01/2018, 1:03 pm

      The engineer told me before he died…. but will these robots also be able to inseminate? What colour eyes will the babies have? Steely blue or metallic plastic?

  • Rubyred 10/01/2018, 9:13 am

    I’m with Luke1945.

  • Neville 10/01/2018, 11:11 am

    There’s perhaps some truth in the idea that men are already obsolete, and replaced by robots. Had a good hard look at any of our so-called young ‘men’ lately? With the possible exception of tradies, most of the GenZ and Millenials blokes wandering around lately appear to me to be robotically going through the motions of being a ‘bloke’. I reckon it’s courtesy of the not-so-subtle game played by rampant Feminism over the last 50 years or more – basically the steady program to emasculate one complete side of our civilisation.
    /s (sorta, but maybe a grain of truth in it)

    • Bwana Neusi 10/01/2018, 1:09 pm

      Read some articles recently about the amount of estrogen we blokes are inadvertently consuming with our soy lattes etc.

      Net result – reduced levels of testosterone, more feminine traits, lower fertility levels.

      Ultimately, the feminists will have their way because all the blokes will be girlie, with high pitched voices and man boobs.

      • Biking Voter 10/01/2018, 1:54 pm

        Pretty sure you will find that this is an over hyped story almost bordering on being a hoax.

        But it sure is good as a triggering device.

      • Neville 10/01/2018, 8:42 pm

        I’ve seen that too, BN.
        And yes, BV, from what I researched, it’s true enough, as far as it goes. And it DOES go quite a fair way! The thing is, soy derivatives are very cheap to use as a ‘filler’, so to speak, for processed foods. Lecithin is used a LOT in processed foods, and soy-derived lecithin is CHEAP. But any soy product or derivative is essentially a strong phyto-oestrogen, which when eaten, tends to reinforce and increase female hormones in the body, which (ceteris paribus) reduces the PROPORTION of whatever level of testosterone is in the body.
        Put simply: eating soy stuff means one ends up with a HIGHER PERCENTAGE of female hormones coursing through one’s body. That’s why soy products are GREAT for women, especially older women; c.f.: Japanese older women. And that’s why it’s REALLY contraindicated for men!
        There’s any number of articles about this issue. Processed food manufacturers use a lot of soy-based lecithin, and there’s a hilarious but disparaging line of nametags have sprung up to describe nancy-boy lefty-greenies with reduced levels of testosterone, more feminine traits, lower fertility levels, and usually a “member” of ANTIFA! (OK, maybe not, but it sure LOOKS like there’s an awful lot of these effeminate little wretches over there! +grin+)
        A good starting point is to search “soy derivatives in food”.

  • Graham 10/01/2018, 2:33 pm

    Everything is OK until the robot needs fixing or the batteries changed. If AI is reaching the level of humans and have emotional intelligence then surely they themselves will get fed up with constantly being asked ‘does my arse look big in this dress’.

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