LOVE MACHINE

by Carlos Risco August 2015 LIFESTYLE Read in PDF format N7/2015

 

Are the robots the sexual tool of the future?

Above : the clip from the music video for Björk’s song All Is Full of Love

Aiko Chihira, a female android made by Toshiba, is the most realistic robot that has ever been created. Startlingly lifelike, it takes the form of a beautiful Asian woman who delicately gestures and communicates through sign language. Toshiba’s device has been created solely as a communication tool, but it’s not impossible to imagine that Aiko Chihira’s realistic design could set a precedent for the sexual robot of the future. In Japan, hyper-realistic blow-up dolls are a growing business (to get an idea, check out the websites of Real Doll, Orient Industry and Kanojo Toys), while renowned sexual therapist Ian Kerner has suggested the use of sexual robots could help human beings to overcome traumas. Just as in the Swedish TV series Real Humans, and the movie Her, it seems that sexual encounters between humans and robots could become a reality in the future. Man and machine are already an inseparable binomial – just think of our existing attachments to cars and smartphones. For some, sex is the next predictable step in our present dystopia. Whether robots are used as a therapy or for pure quality onanism, people such as Gareth Stoneman, an expert in artificial intelligence, argue that a whole generation brought up in a world of intelligent sexual toys could spell the end of real relationships and sex between human beings, leading to some disturbing consequences. However, machines certainly look set to play a part of our future, either in sexual contact with humanoid robots, or in remote sex using electronic devices such as Klic-Klic – although not everyone is on board, with Google “castrating” its virtual reality goggles for access to sexual content.

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