Will robot prostitution be the way of the future? Or will human prostitutes form a lobby against legalization of robot prostitution? A good plot for a (mundane) SF story.
Earlier we discussed the problems associated with prostitution (e.g. human traffic among others) on this site. We also proposed a system to solve some of these problems. In this post another “solution”: robot prostitutes.
In his book Love & Sex With RobotsDavid Levy explores “the evolution of human-robot relationships”, more precisely romantic human-robot relationships. With having to summarize Levy’s book, he presents an argument why it is inevitable that people will have sex with robots, and that some people will even go so far as that they will “marry” their sex robot.
Not surprisingly Levy went on to discuss why people (men and women) visit prostitutes. He notes the similarity between paying a prostitute and either purchasing or renting [by the hour or the day] a sex robot.
For robot prostitution no significant technological breakthroughs are required, after all there are currently highly realistic sex dolls. Further animatronics…
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