Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Robots Made For Sex (With Humans)
If you can't tell whether the thing is man or machine, what difference does it make? You'll treat it as if it were alive. The rest is philosophical hairsplitting.
So who will avail themselves of 21st-century sexbots?
Sad cases, for one, people so physically unattractive or anti-social or isolated or emotionally crippled that they have trouble finding human romance. People who love their computers more than their fellows. Hey, they're out there already.
"They're lonely; they're miserable," Levy said. "I think society will be a much better place when they have an alternative that satisfies them without doing any harm to other people."
Add in those who have a satisfying sexual relationship but are simply curious and somewhere between 20 percent and 50 percent of the population will experience man-machine mating at least occasionally, Levy predicts.
You can read more here.
-Does scripture speak to copulating with robots?
-Can you lust after metal and oil?
-Do you think David Levy is right in that this will be a viable option for the social outcasts?
-Will this alleviate dangers from say, sex predators? Young looking childlike robots for pedophiles?
-How should the church respond to such things as this?
-Would this be the lesser of two evils?
-If you had an encounter with one of these would your spouse consider it the same or different than an affair? Would you consider it different?