In this part of the world where I am from, people got irritated when some Countries started approving same-sex marriage. Here, people are ready to throw stones on the Government immediately after delivering the speech that will make same-sex Marriage legal in my country.
If the height of this hatred has to be like this for a legality for same-sex marriage, I wonder how it will be like when the government makes it legal for human’s sex and marriage with robots. I don’t even want to imagine how people are going to react to such news.
But this was not what David Levy, author of a book on human-robot love thinks. He predicted that human-robot marriages would be legal by 2050, after comprehending the speed at which the A.I technology is growing.
David Levy and some robotic experts predict we’ll soon be doing far more than having sexual intercourse with machines. You should know that Robots that can have sex with men are already available in the market.
One of such robotic experts, Adrian Cheok, a computing professor at City University London and director of the Mixed Reality Lab in Singapore, agrees with David Levy and says the prediction is not so farfetched.
Adrian acknowledges that sex robots could fulfill sexist male sexual fantasies, he believes robot-human marriages will have an overwhelmingly positive effect on society. In Adrians Cheok speech during a conference, he said, “People assume that everyone can get married, have sex, fall in love. But many don’t,” he says. And even those who do might be in search of a different option. “A lot of human marriages are miserable,”
Cheok continued. “Compared to a bad marriage, a robot will be better than a human.”
“If a robot looks like it loves you, and you feel it loves you, then you’re essentially going to feel like it’s almost human love,” he says. Cheok points out that in Japan and South Korea, there are already cases of people falling in love with computer characters. Cheok also compares robot love to human emotions for other species, such as pet cats. “We already have very high empathy for non-human creatures. That’s why I think once we have robots that act human, act emotional, or look human, it’s going to be a small jump for us to feel empathy towards robots,” he says.
From another elite mind, Oliver Bendel, he is a professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland, with a focus on machine ethics, says he does not believe sex or love robots will have moral standing. In his words, “Marriage is a form of contract between human beings to regulate mutual rights and obligations including the care and the welfare of children. Perhaps, one day, robots can have real duties and rights, though I don’t believe it,” he says. However, he acknowledges that human-robot marriage could become legal by 2050 simply in response to public pressure.
Bendel continued. “Sex and love robots are becoming more realistic; governments could choose to ban sexual relationships between humans and machines or legalize it.
Though the technology to bring this into reality is not ready or available, but from all indications, it will be very soon.
But, before I leave you to enjoy the Christmas day, let me ask you a question. Would You Have Sex With A Robot? Or will you be among the people that will pick up the billboard to protest and fight against it?