Soon We'll All Be Having Sex With Robots, Maybe: Scientist

08/13/2014 01:31 pm ET | Updated Aug 28, 2014
  • Harry Bradford Associate Editor, HuffPost Business and HuffPost Small Business
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If you take selfies now, you could be boning robots later.

That’s the message, basically, of researcher Stowe Boyd of GigaOM Research, who was quoted in a recent report by Pew Research on the role robotics and Artificial Intelligence will play in our future daily lives. The report is more concerned with whether robots are going to steal our jobs, but what's a report on robots without at least one mention of some hot android action?

“Robotic sex partners will become commonplace, although the source of scorn and division, the way that critics today bemoan selfies as an indicator of all that’s wrong with the world.”

Translation: Future society might judge our digital love, but it won’t be able to stop us from doing it.

selfieAre we SURE that hand is human...

Assuming -- and desperately hoping -- that the report’s assertion that “the penetration of AI and robotics will be close to 100% in many areas” isn’t referring to sex (100 percent is a LOT), Boyd’s is the only mention of bot boinking in the report.

But Boyd is far from the only one envisioning an automatedly amorous future. Indeed, people are already getting it on with machines. And even those who haven’t yet gone in for a robot handjob or blowjob say they would. A recent poll found that one in five people in the United Kingdom would have sex with a robot if they got the chance...

(Hat tip: PandoDaily)

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