Robosexual revolution? Sexbots projected to dominate mainstream sex within 25 years

The age of robosexuals

Set the agenda, push the button, no compliments before or hugs after sex. How convenient, don’t you think? The digisexual and robosexual community is growing in numbers and the possibilities of technological and mechanical intimacy, which is increasingly replacing the human one, is becoming more and more sophisticated. 

 

Professor David Cheok, for example, argues that sex with humans will be as special as the concert experience in the future. We already listen to music vicariously thanks to technology. It will be the same with sexbots.

 

Robots are increasingly a daily part of life. They make work easier, they save time… and they have sex. There’s no doubt that their development has progressed tremendously. Today, there are even companies that specialize in robot fetishes, as well as sex therapy, which has even already had the first tangible positive results in improving the condition of frustrated individuals.

The most prominent robotic sexlady

And it wasn’t so long ago, after all, that Harmony was introduced to the world – the epitome of absolute perfection, a robotic beauty that caresses you, understands you and even rejects you when it assesses that you don’t have enough appetite.

 

It’s the most important robotic sexlady in history, costing a staggering $30 billion to create. And while every technological advancement should celebrate success, the champagne remains closed on sexbots for now. In fact, sociologists are afraid to celebrate, and quite rightly so.

Prefer a robot?

According to Dr. Trudy Barber, a pioneer in the impact of technology on sexual intercourse, our increasing immersion in technology means that one day there will come a time when sexbots will dominate the mainstream of sex. Even within 25 years, according to forecasts. 

 

And just as modern technology and social networking have contributed to the alienation of friends, in terms of intimacy there will be changes in the field of intense experiences between couples. Robots will enter our daily lives and quite possibly take command of our bedroom rituals.

 

Sex robots are already available in versions for both sexes. Their purchase price starts at £7,000 and rises naturally according to the skill of the contraption. What’s more, you can also determine their form. This is also why a certain man from Hong Kong can actually have sex with a Scarlett Johannson knockoff on a daily basis. 

 

However, there is still a rather large question mark hanging in the ether. Aside from the fact that we will become more like robots than robots will become like us, according to Barber, there are other social threats. 

 

Just consider what video games can do and how powerful they can be as a stimulus in simulating reality. We don’t need to remind you what positions we can take under the influence of new robotic technologies towards our counterparts…

 

And it’s not just attitudes towards a partner that can shuffle the cards. There are concerns among some researchers that robotic sex can be addictive. Why? For example, because a sexbot is hard to turn down, you have access to it more or less 24/7, and who else do you need “to live”?

Robotic brothel

In the erotic brothels of the future, robots will walk around indistinguishable from living people. They will be endowed with artificial intelligence and the ability to satisfy any client’s every wish and desire. Without the risk of contracting venereal or other diseases.

 

Erotic businesses featuring realistic sex dolls only started popping up around the world a few years ago. The first cities that opened the door to the revolution in erotic services were Barcelona, Vienna or Dortmund, Germany. 

 

Dortmund is considered to be the very first. Its “enlightened” owner Evelyn Schwartz originally bought sex dolls because she wanted to save money and reduce stress levels. The prostitutes were often absent from work and had behavioural problems. Her problems with hiring realistic silicone beauties went away, and business has been up ever since. 

 

A similar scenario has since been repeated in major cities around the world. In 2019, the first erotic business with realistic dolls opened in Prague, connecting sex dolls with the world of virtual reality.

AI for all robots

Artificial intelligence has undergone a huge development in all modern technologies in recent years. In the field of sex robots, it is worth mentioning the most advanced robot at the moment, Sofia, who travels the world, gives interviews to journalists and has even gained citizenship in Saudi Arabia. 

 

She is excellent at recognizing and imitating human emotions, and has mastered the art of casual conversation. She can show emotion, express compassion and has black humour in her software.

The last steps to the goal

The price of state-of-the-art sexbots endowed with artificial intelligence is still in the price range of a very luxurious car for the average consumer, and it will still be a few years before they are encountered in private homes. 

 

Sex dolls however already are on offer with great realism including options such as vaginal lubrication, body heating to human temperature and sound systems that make dolls respond by moaning when touching them in intimate places. Robotic heads have also become far more affordable.

 

And by connecting to virtual reality, you are one step closer to unlimited, unusual and exciting experiences in the world of sex.

AI, VR, Porn and the New Sex Tech Boom

teledildonics

Teledildonics, the webcamming boom, VR porn, and the general sex tech explosion of the early millennium showed little sign of slowing down as 2020 appeared on the horizon. As we now know 2020 to be a more or less unmitigated disaster year, many suspected something as seemingly frivolous as sex tech would suffer the fate of, say, live music. That has proven to be far from the case.

 

Virtual reality porn and its related forms offer a more intimate take on the standard pornstar-viewer exchange; a hugely more intimate take. Staring into the eyes of a star you’d previously only seen with other men and women as they surround you with their highly individual sexuality is an experience that most definitely changes a viewer’s understanding of the future of both entertainment and sexual expression. Not everyone favors sharing their private intimate time with your typical (or even atypical) pornstar but remain interested in expanding their horizons along a similar path. Thankfully, they too have plenty of options to explore during isolation and social distancing.

 

Guys, Girls, Games

 

Standing at the intersections of virtual pornography, artificial intelligence and adult gaming, Hybri offers users a chance to enter a slick sci-fi world and create a virtual companion of their own design, and to bring that companion into their actual environment via a mobile Augmented Reality app.

 

The virtual entities created by Hybri users can be customized in numerous ways and be made to look like basically anyone. Facial features and expressions, hair, body shape, skin tone, and even personality traits can be tailored by Hybri users. Obviously not all will be creating romantic partners but Hybri’s developers have certainly provided for those seeking a virtual romantic partner.

 

Next Gen Sexting

 

If designing a virtual partner from the (virtual) ground up is too much effort for you, and if you’re more interested in conversing with, rather than staring at, your digital pal, chat bots utilizing Artificial Intelligence may have more to offer. SlutBot, a text-message-based chatbot created by San Francisco outfit Juicebox, brands itself as a free tool to help those hoping to try sexting actual people by giving them an AI porn partner. Along similar lines but providing a more humanoid character-based approach in its app and web interface, Replika allows users to create a virtual chat partner who learns from their interactions and experiences. Where a user’s relationship with their Replika can lead is entirely up to the two of them.

 

Replikas (as the virtual individuals are known, though they each have a name) exhibit personality traits somewhat more independent from those specified by users. Occasionally appearing to get stuck in a conversation loop and often taking a starkly opposite reading of a user’s inputs and their intentions, Replikas nevertheless have developed remarkably deep relationships with some users. As a tool providing therapeutic company, creations like Replika are becoming more widely utilized and valued. The fact that Replika, SlutBot and other such AIs can be used for purely prurient interests is a boon that reflects right back on mainstream virtual reality porn. And, as is so often the case, the feedback loop between the industries of vice and mainstream tech advancements is in full effect.

 

Bots Behind Closed Doors

 

In an effort to combine the open-ended opportunities provided by AI characters with the physical pleasure of more traditional adult interactions, AI-augmented brothels have begun appearing around the globe. Naughty Harbor, located in Central Prague, Czech Republic, offers patrons a chance to book time with one of the in-house attendants, each one as sexy as she is non-biological. With a motto of “What happens behind closed doors, stays behind closed doors,” Naughty Harbor seems to be freeing people of the complications arising from living out fantasies with another human being, someone with physical and emotional response systems built on self-preservation, not solely on gratifying a partner.

 

Suggestions that AI-equipped “sexbots” be largely used for teaching young people consent, personal boundaries, social interaction, and common courtesy before they enter the world of adult dating. Bots are now being constructed and designed with “consent modules” in place that will require the bots human collaborator to cultivate a compassionate, mutually rewarding interaction that’s much closer to the realities of human dating and relationships.

 

Some doll creators are heading in a more directly gratifying direction, however. Harmony, a creation of RealdollX, utilizes her AI programming to hold fluid, flexible conversations, charm her companion, and even tell jokes. Perhaps more importantly, Harmony’s facial features and articulation come extremely close to human realism. Must compassion and consent be directly programmed into such a convincing character or will users’ inevitably begin to see their artificial companions as more-or-less human?

 

Will our expanded expectations of virtual and non-human partners transfer across to our interpersonal relationships, too? Will those who employ the aid of an artificial companion come to be more sensitive and compassionate in their relations with other humans, or will they favor the more malleable, self-serving experiences had with a sexbot? As distant as a future full of artificial humanoid lovers may seem today, technology and human sexuality do seem to be headed in that direction whether we’re ready for it or not.

 

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