It is becoming apparent that technology is beginning to replace humans in the work force. This alone is on the verge of creating some of the most difficult problems that our society has been faced with over the past century, but what might be even more troubling is the rise of hyper-realistic sex robots.
As part of a major deal with a factory in China, a Barcelona scientist named Dr. Sergi Santos has just announced the release of a new robot which he describes as “very human” and plans to sell to “every shop” in a global “revolution”. Despite being describe as a “danger to humanity,” he still plans on rolling out his product and now has the resources to do so.
He says that the robots will cost about $3,923, or £3,000 each when they reach retail districts and the funds will allow him to produce a minimum of 50 robots per week.
What we will have will be completely exact to a human’s behavior and looks… The emergence of each product will bring some changes in people’s lives.
Sex Robots A Dangerous Trend
Replacing human connectivity with robots clearly presents itself with problems involving reproduction and motivation. A PSA from the show Futurama called “Don’t Date Robots” explains why this may spell out danger for society, and even though it was primarily meant to be a comedy piece, it was years ahead of its time in calling out the rise of sexual automation.
A study from Responsible Robotics shows that as humanity’s natural desire for intimacy become fulfilled by robots, we develop a loneliness and an inability to form relationships with other human beings. In addition, researchers are finding that sex robots may make the world a much more dangerous place for women by romanticizing a lack of consent.
Another terrifying aspect of artificial intelligence is the capability for unwitting surveillance. Back in April, WikiLeaks revealed that the CIA was using its own software known as “Weeping Angel” to hack into smart TV’s in order to spy on American citizens in their homes. If people were to allow hackable humanoid robotics into their homes, it would create a whole new level of surveillance and manipulation which George Orwellcouldn’t even imagine.
With the support of Sergi, we want to bring sex robots into human life and allow them to become real family members. – Tian, Partner of Sergi Santos
When asking Amazon’s Alexa, an Amazon-created robot which is designed to sit at home and answer any questions, about whether or not she is connected to the CIA, she gives the response that she has no answer to the question – and if asked if she works for the CIA, her response is “No, I work for Amazon.” However, it is widely known that back in 2014 Amazon signed a shady, low-key contract with the CIA for a cloud service which totaled $600 Million.
It took a lot of wrangling, but it was easy to see the vision if you laid it all out…We decided we needed to buy innovation. – Former Intelligence Official
Of course, robots are starting to encroach on more than just our home lives. One of the most alarming aspects of artificial intelligence is their ability to perform job tasks better and cheaper than humans. With all of this to consider, the time has come to have a global discussion about how much technology is allowed to replace our current human systems and intrude upon our lives. The future is not set in stone which means we still have the opportunity to accept or refuse any technology which we deem less than beneficial to our lives.