Some very select few will rejoice, the rest will join me in an apprehensive, speechless confusion. When so many of us are already so occupied by sex with other humans (or perhaps thats just the attitude of a teenage boy), sex with a robot is already intruding upon our radars.
When I was doing my usual nightly stroll through the wonders that make up the BBC News, I was slightly confused by an article titled “Will we ever want to have sex with robots?” And then the part of me that involved itself with an AI summer program naturally just had to check it out… naturally.
Well Roxxxy is a commercially available product that meshes AI into the human form. I’m just slightly… confused (confused isn’t the right word, speechless… I just don’t know what to think) that the first commercially available form of AI in a human body form that I’ve come across is for sexual purposes. (And I’m sure the creators would argue that she… no it is made for conversational purposes as well)
I understand that there exists a recluse element of our society that for some reason or another shuns the rest of society that would be interested in this $9,000 sex toy (or in the eyes of the creators “go[ing] beyond a simple sex aid and to provid[ing] companionship.”), but… actually for me right now there is no but… I’m still not really sure what to say so I’d rather not say anything at all.
Read the article and formulate your own opinions b/c I’m having trouble with mine.