There aren’t many forbidden topics or much rude language that remain unexpressed. Here’s one; the coming of the sexbot.
I could write papers on the inevitability of sexbots but they wouldn’t get read much. What is more likely to be publically noticed is the unbiased kind of science fiction where sexbots are just part of the background. They’re not fighting for world domination. They are friends and lovers.
What is strange is that outside of science fiction this outcome is almost certain. We just do not want to talk about it.
The conventional view is that t minimally reactive, sex dolls, the ones that can’t even walk, are rich men’s toys. They’re thought to be too expensive for most men. Anything better than that is too far in the future to think about.
But think of them as modified versions of self-driving cars. The artificial intelligence software is installed into smaller and far more attractive bodies. Bodies that have much softer parts.
Sports cars have always symbolized the mistress. So skip the symbol part.
Now consider the rental market. As in Hertz and Avis. It’s there if you need it. Somebody else deals with maintenance.
Not seriously? An electric bawdyhouse?
Roughly speaking, yes.
So, as far as acceptance goes, we may have to add a metallic stripe to the rainbow flag.
Watch this space.
Adam likes the company of small domestic animals and 82% of women. Enjoys long walks in the rain (in the Pacific Northwest, he'd better).