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“People are going to be having sex with robots within five years"

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Perry White, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member


    [Scientists] believe the boundaries for human-robot interaction must be set now — before super-intelligent robots develop beyond our control.
    “Security, safety and sex are the big concerns,” said Henrik Christensen, a member of the Euron ethics group.
    Other dilemmas may arrive sooner than we think, says Christensen. “People are going to be having sex with robots within five years,” he said. So should limits be set on the appearance, for example, of such robotic sex toys? The greatest danger, however, is likely to lie with robots that are able to learn from their “experiences”.
    “My guess is that we’ll have conscious machines before 2020,” said Ian Pearson, futurologist-in-residence at BT. “If we put that in a robot, it’s an android. That is an enormous ethical change.”
  2. joe

    joe Active Member

    Data, is that you?
  3. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Within five years? I've been banging robots for at least that long.
  4. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    If I'm the futorologist-in-residence in the UK, I'll tell you that you can fuck your toaster tomorrow if it keeps me in pounds and shillings.
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

  6. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    "Is that a hard drive or are you happy to see me?'
  7. Flash

    Flash Guest

    My ex was worse than a robot.
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Daft Punk gets to sing the theme song:

    "Rock. Robot Rock."

  9. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Wasn't one of the songs on Frank Zappa's Joe's Garage about this?
  10. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Vicki doesn't find this thread particularly amusing...

  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Muhahahahahahah, blast from the past!!!
  12. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member


    I think he got one of the first ones off the assembly line.
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