Wednesday, November 21, 2007
From a recent article in Toronto’s Globe and Mail:
“This month, artificial intelligence expert David Levy released Love + Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships. In the book, he predicts that by 2050, men and women will be enjoying physical and emotional bonds with extremely lifelike, apparently conscious and remarkably suave robots.”
Brave New World. Crazy new world. This is progress?
Personally, I think the prospect of a world where intimate relations with such a robot becomes the norm poses more of a threat to men than women. (I choose not to elaborate…)
So, I’m reading the article and thinking, hey, what if they speed up production and The Robot is available in, say, 5–10 years?
If that happens and anyone hears me asking for a “new doll” for Christmas, do me a favour.
Just shoot me.