Shocking but utterly convincing, Love and Sex with Robots provides insights that are surprisingly relevant to our everyday interactions with technology. This is science brought to life, and Levy makes a compelling and titillating case that the entities we once deemed cold and mechanical will soon become the objects of real companionship and human desire. Anyone reading the book with an open mind will find a wealth of fascinating material on this important new direction of intimate relationships, a direction that, before long, will be regarded as perfectly normal
Levy goes so far as to imagine relationships, reproduction and child rearing with your robotic significant other.
Levy wouldn’t exclude robots from child rearing either. “You can’t envisage traditional reproduction with a robot, but technology will develop and there will be some sort of process that involves a robot contributing to the personality and psychological makeup of a child,” he said.
Now this could lead to some interesting scenarios. Would this put a new face on the sex trade? Could they be used as surrogate wombs?
the most widespread reasons humans will develop strong emotional attachments to robots
is the natural desire to have more close friends…
Presumably they would be computerized what happens when your partner crashes? Will we have anti robot marriage protests?
Levy suggests that the child quality of imbuing inanimate objects with feelings is not lost when we become adults and that the strong attachment people have to such things as their computers will easily transfer to friendships and partnerships when such items are endowed with human qualities.
It is certainly an interesting theory.
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