Are you surprised to know what you are looking at are images of robots, not real women?
It is bizarre that robots are thought to be replacing humans as partners in the near future – as they already resemble them in every form.
And after much controversy, the conference on how to have sex with robots “Love and Sex with Robots” which raised eyebrows in our homeland when it was touted to be held in Johor in November last year – it is now back – in London.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar deemed the organisers “ridiculous” to hold such an event in Malaysia.
“I want to warn the organisers, don’t be mengarut (ridiculous). Don’t try to do something abnormal, we will take action.
“It’s already an offence in Malaysia to have anal sex, what more intercourse with robots,” he was reported saying last year.
After being banned as illegal in Malaysia, it seems like the controversial and sexually sickening event has managed to make its way to London’s Goldsmith University on December 19-20.
To discuss the future of sex with robots, Goldsmiths computing lecturer Dr Kate Devlin – who wrote a controversial essay ‘In Defence of Sex Robots’, will be hosting the event.
“I think robots could become our lovers in the future,” she was reported saying in The Sun.
“Our research aims to carve a new narrative, moving away from sex robots purely defined as machines used as sex objects, as substitutes for human partners, made by men, for men.
“A machine is a blank slate – it is what we make of it. Why should a sex robot be binary? What about the potential for therapy? It’s time for new approaches to artificial sexuality.
“Cutting edge research in technology and ethics is vital if we want to reframe ideas about the human-tech relationship,” said the expert who believes interest in the field of human-computer interaction is on the rise.
This is in line with the prediction of futurologist Dr Ian Pearson, who claims more people will spend on sexbots, whereby having sex with robots will be more common than sex with humans by 2050.
“Most people will obviously buy androids that they think are attractive and even sexy, and some will be bought specifically because of that.