Futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson released a report stating that the year 2050 will feature copious amounts of robot sex. In fact, he predicts sex with robots will be more common than sex between two real live people.
Is Sex with a Humanoid Robot Technically Masturbation?
Dr. Pearson partnered with Bondara (the makers of SexFit, the fitness tracker for your penis). Bondara is the UK’s most profitable sex toy shop. He points out that robotic sex toys, such as vibrators, are currently a staple in most sexually-active adult’s bedrooms. They’ve been used by people for decades. And, virtual reality porn is popular as well. Put those two things together and you have a fairly realistic look at future sex; or is it really future masturbation?
There’s a conundrum… Is sex with a robot masturbation; considering, you’re technically alone because a robot isn’t a person? Or, is a robot so evolved it becomes a person? This is a concept author Lauren Stone tackles in her wickedly delicious android novella, iSexbot, available on Amazon Kindle in early 2016. This is one you don’t want to miss because it’s kinky and thought-provoking.
Uh-Oh Some People are Already Starting to Lose their Minds
In iSexbot a very real problem arises, and that problem is prohibition. The robots don’t have emotions, and yet are programmed to emote and therefore seem real. And, prohibitory people want to end all sex with them. The world is separated by those who engage with robots (in this case they’re called androids), and those who see sexbots as taboo… That’s something that’s already happening now, with groups like the Campaign against Sex Robots popping up, and trying to enact legislation that would make sex robots illegal. (Side note: how long did it take to come up with that catchy name? Really, you couldn’t think of anything cleverer than Campaign against Sex Robots?)
Sexbots: A Smart Investment
So, what else does the futurist Dr. Pearson say about the future of sex? Well, he boldly assumes that as soon as 2025, the world’s wealthiest individuals will engage themselves in sex with robots. The rest of us will be experiencing some form of virtual sex, including virtual sex assisted by sex toys that interact with the virtual world. According to Doc Pearson, this will be the norm by 2030. And, then in 2050 robot sex will take over human on human sex, and become the new normal.
Dr. Pearson projects that sex toy sales in the UK will topple over the $1 billion mark per year as sex toys continue to get more and more sophisticated. Sex toys see a growth in industry of about 6 percent each year, so this shows more people are becoming open to experimenting with sex and with sexual enhancements. The Telegraph published this quote from the doctor: “That means that leisure spending could grow by a factor of five, and the sex market in 20 years could be three times bigger than today and seven times bigger by 2050.”
Dr. Pearson feels that when sexual toys become more sophisticated, such as virtual sex and robot sex, there will be a spike in the market and people will want to continue the trend and try whatever is new and exciting. So, if you’re eager for a new investment opportunity, maybe you should buy some stock in the sex industry?
To back his point, Dr. Pearson states that according to one report, 25 percent of all internet searches are pornographic in nature. He also says there is no real difference between having sex with a 3D image on your computer screen than having sex with a humanoid robot. Um no difference Dr. Pearson? How about one has a body, and the other doesn’t? Just saying…
As in Lauren Stones iSexbot, expect a lot of people to disagree with robot sex. People love to rally against anything that strikes them as weird or odd. As for me, if the robots are anything like A.I.’s Gigolo Joe, played by Jude Law, bring on the sexbots!