In just 35 years, more humans will be having sex with robots than with each other, according to futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson. According to a shocking new report, human beings will choose sex with robots over real partners in as little as 35 years’ time. The report, entitled the Future of Sex, claims that “robophilia” will become more and more popular as technology advances . Written by Dr. Ian Pearson, a leading futurologist, and commissioned by Bondara, the report claims: “A lot of people will still have reservations about sex with robots at first but gradually as they get used to them, as the AI (artificial intelligence) and mechanical behaviour and their feel improves, and they start to become friends with strong emotional bonds, that squeamishness will gradually evaporate.”
The report marks 2050 as the year that human/robot sex overtakes human/human. It also states that in just 15 years most people will have: “some form of virtual sex as casually as they browse porn today”. According to Dr. Pearson, the advances in sex tech will provide opportunities for those that otherwise wouldn’t have it. “VR (virtual reality) will allow people to have sex who might otherwise have few opportunities: people who are too old or restricted in what they can do in reality,” he writes. Some companies are already experimenting with building intelligent, advanced robot sex dolls.
Matt McMullen, the CEO of “love doll” manufacturer RealDoll, is busy making a new toy (the first one is called Harmony) that will blink, open its mouth and even have a chat with you. The ultimate aim is to create a doll that appears to behave as if ‘she’ enjoys the act of sex. “We might very well be launching a new company devoted solely to the development of integrating AI with realistic sex toys, as well as potential VR applications,” McMullen said in a Reddit ask-me-anything a couple of months ago. Meanwhile, another robotics expert has launched a campaign to ban the development of sex robots in the UK. Dr. Kathleen Richardson, a senior research fellow at De Montfort University in Leicester, has called the development of sex ‘bots a “disturbing” trend that needs to be stopped. “Sex robots seem to be a growing focus in the robotics industry and the models that they draw on – how they will look, what roles they would play – are very disturbing indeed,” she said. “We think that the creation of such robots will contribute to detrimental relationships between men and women, adults and children, men and men and women and women.”