December 11, 2017

"Sexbots With Full Motion Are Closer Than You Think."

That sounds dangerous. You're making them sound like stalkers. In the next room, perhaps.

The headline is from Pajamas Media, linked by Stephen Green at Instapundit. The first comment is "Faster, please."

Full motion? Can they rape you? Can they strangle you if you rape them? What are we talking about, full motion?

As I've said before, I think someone really interested in sex would prefer some sort of virtual reality machine. A full size, human-like robot is more of an all-around companion:
It occurs to me that the preference for a robot over virtual reality reflects a longing for a real human companion. You have this human-sized, human-looking object in your home. Why would you want that? Perhaps to give the feeling you have company, someone to talk to. And it would talk to you. If it were only for sex, wouldn't virtual reality work better and seem more realistic as sex?

There are so many lonely people.... You might say: Deprive them of realistic robots so they will be forced to get out in the world and find somebody. But not everyone can do that easily (or without exploiting or manipulating another human being). I don't want to say that anyone is too old, ugly, disabled, diseased, or disagreeable to find a sex partner, but it's a big challenge for some people.

145 comments:

rhhardin said...

Cleaning is a problem. Normally the woman takes care of it.

Maybe make them like ovens.

rhhardin said...

What about down time. Put mood rings on them.

rhhardin said...

For companionship, you can't do better than a dog.

There's one not two feet away right now sleeping but open to another go-outside adventure.

rhhardin said...

A sexbot weekly cleaning service will open up. Something for women to do.

rhhardin said...

Sexbot cleaning maid would be a good job to meet eligible men.

tcrosse said...

Sexbot Law Clerk to keep susceptible judges out of trouble ?

Bob Boyd said...

Sex/law clerk robots are closer than you think.

Bob Boyd said...

You beat me to it, tcrosse.

Ken B said...

Really? You go for a physical after an arm injury, the doctor says you have full motion back and you cry “Including rape.”

Playing dumb.

john said...

I would take Jean Marsh.

Anonymous said...

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rhhardin said...

The sexbot can be the one who sleeps on the wet spot. #SmallImprovements

Bob Boyd said...

Pretty soon the judge, the lawyers, the cops, the witnesses, everybody in the courtroom except the defendant will be a robot.

Bob Boyd said...

Maybe they already are.

tcrosse said...

They will never mechanize Judge Judy.

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ALP said...

Ya know, I read that recent "27% of Millennials Would Date a Robot" article that made the rounds recently. "Stupid Millennials" was my thinking.

But then I had to check myself - pretty hard. I just finished "Star Trek: The Next Generation" for the first time, moving onto "Deep Space Nine*" - and realized I really, really miss Data from TNG. Who wouldn't? A being designed to be utterly fascinated with your species and everything you do and feel, one that engages in hobbies such as music and art, and can never, ever have their feelings hurt by you.

Sign me up.

*Odo is growing on me but its just not the same!

buwaya said...

The modern world is incompatible with human nature. So it is imperative that the modern world eliminate humanity.

These things are likely to have the side effect (or is it a side effect?) like those devious insect-extermination schemes that flood places with sterilized insects, tricking the unfortunate wild bugs to do all their mating with them.

This is yet another weapon in the human-extermination campaign.

Bay Area Guy said...

There are so many lonely people...

True, and it's very sad. But a better solution is for these lonely people to get together to form bonds, form friendships, form romantic relationships and get busy living.

rhhardin said...

Designer fish fragrance is possible. Not just herring anymore.

Bob Boyd said...

They will never mechanize Judge Judy.


Judge Judy and her sexbot play a game called, 'They will never mechanize Judge Judy.'

walter said...

Carpool lane...

rhhardin said...

She being brand new and you know consequently a little stiff I was careful of her, having thoroughly oiled the universal joint...

glenn said...

If I could post pictures I’d post one of Gene Tierney at ..... ummmm .... 22. In a one piece black swimsuit. On tiptoes.

Bob Boyd said...

Idea for TV series:
Robot judge sentences man convicted of raping his sexbot to live as his sexbot's sexbot for a year.
Hijinks ensue.

mockturtle said...

I hope they are making male bots, too. With 'full motion'. :-)

tcrosse said...

There are so many lonely people...

Eleanor Rigby and Father McKenzie, to name two.

walter said...

"Botchelorette", "Top Bot", "You Bot your life"

tcrosse said...

Sexbots could be an amenity in hotel rooms, with the paper band that says "Sanitized for Your Protection". There once was a man from Racine who figured out everything but the cleaning.

mockturtle said...

I don't want to say that anyone is too old, ugly, disabled, diseased, or disagreeable to find a sex partner, but it's a big challenge for some people.

Some simply don't want the complications of a relationship. And even aging widows get horny.

I wonder if using a sexbot would constitute fornication? Anyone?

Ignorance is Bliss said...

mockturtle said...

I hope they are making male bots, too. With 'full motion'. :-)

I'm sure they are. And, in the end*, the male bots would be serving the same market segment served by Playgirl magazine.


* Yes, I went there...

n.n said...

Simulating physiology is easy. Emulating consciousness requires faith.

mockturtle said...

Per tcrosse: Sexbots could be an amenity in hotel rooms, with the paper band that says "Sanitized for Your Protection".

;-D

campy said...

I wonder if using a sexbot would constitute fornication? Anyone?

My guess: Yes for men, No for women.

MD Greene said...

buwaya said:

This is yet another weapon in the human-extermination campaign.

Yes, and speeding the process considerably.

Oh, the humanity!

mockturtle said...

Ignorance is Bliss comments: I'm sure they are. And, in the end*, the male bots would be serving the same market segment served by Playgirl magazine.


* Yes, I went there...


Was it Playgirl that had the Kissinger centerfold? It was photo-shopped [I assume!} but very realistic looking. I still have that centerfold! Not the least bit sexy but very funny.

walter said...

No worries n.n. Just download the desired religious mindset...Catholic as default.

walter said...

Mock..Kissinger does have long..evity.

tcrosse said...

Imagine the market for Replacement Parts, in all sizes, in a rainbow of decorator colors, and a price to fit every budget. There could be dedicated TV Shopping Channels, for Him and for Her, or for that Special Someone.

walter said...

Hebay, Shebay, ___bay

Bay Area Guy said...

I don't want to see a naked centerfold of Henry Kissinger. Frankly, I don't want a sexbot that looks like Henry Kissinger, either.

RMc said...

"Faster, please."

And then slower, please...and then faster, please!

Gahrie said...

I don't want to say that anyone is too old, ugly, disabled, diseased, or disagreeable to find a sex partner

Except me of course....

n.n said...

walter:

Just download the desired religious mindset...Catholic as default.

First, we are incapable of discerning origin and expression in the scientific logical domain. While your suggestion will certainly produce a viable mimic, how can I be certain that the model is the genuine article? Accuracy matters.

I want the physiology, the consciousness, and the kitchen sink.

Gahrie said...

I hope they are making male bots, too.

They have been for decades..they're called vibrators.

Comanche Voter said...

Like a dog, a sexbot won't mind if you get home at 3 a.m.

Jupiter said...

"I wonder if using a sexbot would constitute fornication? Anyone?"

Depends. Using it for what?

Bay Area Guy said...

They should a make sexy, potted plant robot -- for the Harvey Weinstein crowd.

Jupiter said...

I am going to miss women, but I guess this is what they want.

Brian said...

Heinlein quotes are necessary:

“Sex should be friendly. Otherwise stick to mechanical toys; it's more sanitary.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

“Geniuses and supergeniuses always make their own rules about sex as on everything else; they do not accept the monkey customs of their lessers.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

walter said...

Blogger n.n said...
how can I be certain that the model is the genuine article?
--
Same as you do now. Suspension of disbelief.

cubanbob said...

Sex robots. I'm beginning to think the end is near.

mockturtle said...

Brian, I believe Heinlein's remarks were made 'tongue-in-cheek'.

Anonymous said...

"I wonder if using a sexbot would constitute fornication? Anyone? "

It would fall into the same category as masturbation.

Just a lot more entertaining for the priests to hear about.

walter said...

cubanbob said...Sex robots. I'm beginning to think the end is near.
--
Watch your back

tcrosse said...

Just a lot more entertaining for the priests to hear about.

Would the Vow of Celibacy extend to Sexbots, or will they have to continue with Altar Boys ?

mockturtle said...

It would fall into the same category as masturbation.

Nothing in the Bible about masturbation.

mockturtle said...

Would the Vow of Celibacy extend to Sexbots, or will they have to continue with Altar Boys ?

Tcrosse, you're a hoot! ;-D

tcrosse said...

Nothing in the Bible about masturbation.

Well, this lets Onan off the hook.

Brian said...

@mockturtle I think by using the phrase "geniuses and super geniuses" in the quote he is actually advocating avoiding some customs, while also understanding that some some customs are necessary. He could have just said geniuses. The true geniuses understand the appropriate "monkey customs" and disregard the rest. But heck, I could be reading more into it than is necessary.

See also from Time Enough for Love (while not strictly about sex I think its appropriate to the monkey customs line):

Moving parts in rubbing contact require lubrication to avoid excessive wear. Honorifics and formal politeness provide lubrication where people rub together. Often the very young, the untravelled, the naive, the unsophisticated deplore these formalities as "empty," "meaningless," or "dishonest," and scorn to use them. No matter how "pure" their motives, they thereby throw sand into machinery that does not work too well at best.

Conversely in Stranger in a Strange Land:

Ben, the ethics of sex is a thorny problem. Each of us is forced to grope for a solution he can live with — in the face of a preposterous, unworkable, and evil code of so-called "morals." Most of us know the code is wrong; almost everybody breaks it. But we pay Danegeld by feeling guilty and giving lip service. Willy-nilly, the code rides us, dead and stinking, an albatross around the neck.

You, too, Ben. You fancy yourself a free soul — and break that evil code. But faced with a problem in sexual ethics new to you, you tested it against that same Judeo-Christian code ... so automatically your stomach did flip-flops ... and you think that proves you're right and they're wrong. Faugh! I'd as lief use trial by ordeal.

Bob Loblaw said...

Sexbots could be an amenity in hotel rooms, with the paper band that says "Sanitized for Your Protection".

Yes, and I'd be just as incredulous. If I'm gonna get an STD, at least I want it from someone who complains about me to sleep right after.

mockturtle said...

Tcrosse: IIRC, the problem with Onan was that he pulled out before ejaculation [casting his seed upon the ground] so as to avoid impregnating his brother's widow.

Will Cate said...

It's just too easy to think about all the awful things that could happen with a malfunctioning sexbot.

David said...

The whole concept sounds dreadful. A loving woman can delight a man beyond all comprehension. I can not imagine a machine ever doing that.

glenn said...

Ann, if you are going to post stuff like this you need a “like” button.

Bob Loblaw said...

The whole concept sounds dreadful. A loving woman can delight a man beyond all comprehension.

The problem is the reverse is also true.

Big Mike said...

Products like his are under fire from groups that argue he's feeding the more animalistic lust of men. However, McMullen doesn't seem to care. [emphasis mine]

He's got it! By Jove he's got it! There are always ignorant people ever ready to weigh in on topics they know nothing about (Inga, Toothless, Cookie). The trick is to ignore them. They won't go away, but you won't care.

tcrosse said...

It's just too easy to think about all the awful things that could happen with a malfunctioning sexbot.

But think of the opportunities for Repair and Maintenance personnel. Be sure to check the oil.

Jim at said...

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That's perfect.

Bad Lieutenant said...

rhhardin said...
For companionship, you can't do better than a dog.

There's one not two feet away right now sleeping but open to another go-outside adventure.

12/11/17, 1:21 PM


RH, why don't you just have sex with your dog?* Now there's efficiency for you!

* Assuming you already don't.

Rusty said...

Now there's no excuse for the beta males among us not to have a date.
And you guys can abuse them all you want.

walter said...

Will Cate said...It's just too easy to think about all the awful things that could happen with a malfunctioning sexbot.
--
911 calls are about to get more bizarre.

Freeman Hunt said...

If something goes wrong with it, is its "full motion" going to beat its hapless user to death?

n.n said...

walter:

"how can I be certain that the model is the genuine article?"

Same as you do now. Suspension of disbelief.


I already have a faith that recognizes individual dignity and intrinsic value of human life. What you are asking me to do is indulge a second faith, which, I dare say, is a burden; although, with proper incentive... maybe.

Freeman Hunt said...

That's a bit horrifying. The machine is making seemingly empathetic expressions and saying nice things while it heartlessly crushes or bludgeons the person to death.

mockturtle said...

Brian, in all fairness I've only read one Heinlein--and only recently--and that is The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Admittedly, I am attempting to extrapolate what I think his ideas represent. And I could be wrong.

n.n said...

If something goes wrong with it, is its "full motion" going to beat its hapless user to death?

Well, if social progress is inevitable, we should probably build a coliseum to view the spectacle.

mockturtle said...

Althouse, this thread is hilarious. It seems to bring out the creativity that lurks in so many bloggers here.

tcrosse said...

With or without Sexbots, there's still plenty of robotic sex going on.

mockturtle said...

Freeman asks: That's a bit horrifying. The machine is making seemingly empathetic expressions and saying nice things while it heartlessly crushes or bludgeons the person to death.

And would it fall under the 'domestic violence' laws? How many men are likely to report that their bot bit their cock off? OTOH, the opportunities for litigation are yuuuge!

Will Consumer Reports feature sexbots, having tested each model for safety and efficacy?

Bilwick said...

If they come up with a sexbot dressed as "Hilse," She-Wolf of the IRS, and holding a whip, sadomasochistic "liberals" (which is pretty much a redundancy) would go crazy over it.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Freeman Hunt said...

The machine is making seemingly empathetic expressions and saying nice things while it heartlessly crushes or bludgeons the person to death.

It's a metaphor for socialism.

MadisonMan said...

Which Late Night TV Host will have the best jokes about this?

It's times like this that I miss Johnny Carson.

tcrosse said...

It's times like this that I miss Johnny Carson.

Hell, I miss Jack Paar.

Jon Ericson said...

Bad Lieutenant:
Busted @1:21 PM

Meade said...

rhhardin said...
"There's one not two feet away right now sleeping but open to another go-outside adventure."

Fairly close to my situation here. Any stay-inside adventures? And how many blog posts a day does your wife, I mean — your dog, post? If it's more than 12 plus a photo cafĂ©, you just might have me beat.

Bilwick said...

I want one that looks like Mommy. Is that wrong?

Jon said...


Hell, I miss Jack Paar.

Not to mention Steve Allen and the Hungarian Madman, Ernie Kovacs

Meade said...

Also, does she laugh at all your jokes?

Mine does.

Fernandinande said...

Can they rape you?

They'll be programmed to fulfill your fantasies; they'll read this blog post and know you fantasized about being raped by a robot, and there ya go.

Meanwhile back in the real world -

"AlphaZero taught itself chess through 4 hours of self-play, surpassing the best humans and the best (old-style) chess programs in the world."

JML said...

I've just started watching Westworld on HBO...I'm not sure this is such a good idea...

tcrosse said...

This sexbot thing is a comedic gold mine from which Laslo, praise be his name, has extracted many nuggets. Lucky for us, there's still plenty left down there.

Fernandinande said...

Try to "Buy Now"!

--> Error.
An error occurred while processing your request.


"Request ID: |1762a994-4eba3d303078fe34.
Development Mode

Swapping to Development environment will display more detailed information about the error that occurred.

Development environment should not be enabled in deployed applications, as it can result in sensitive information from exceptions being displayed to end users. For local debugging, development environment can be enabled by setting the ASPNETCORE_ENVIRONMENT environment variable to Development, and restarting the application."

++

It'll be cool 'n' sexy when a real live robot says that kinda crap to you, rather than you reading it on the sex-robot website.

rwnutjob said...

Why on Earth would men seek robots?
"10 Things Every Intersectional Feminist Should Ask On a First Date"
https://everydayfeminism.com/2017/12/intersectional-feminist-first-date/

walter said...

It won't be "rape, rape"...unless the app has a bug. Oops.

ALP said...

rwnutjob:

I followed your link. Good lord...my eyes...my eyes! So much comedy gold though: "Are you a supporter of the BDS movement" could be taken a couple of different ways.

walter said...

The photo chosen for that article is perfect.
Well..not really.
It looks more like a "mansplaining" illustration.
If that were to depict the author (a "cishet", white equivalent) she would be furrow browed, mouth wide open and finger pointing...the guy looking down at the watch on his right wrist.

mockturtle said...

Fernandistein reports: "AlphaZero taught itself chess through 4 hours of self-play, surpassing the best humans and the best (old-style) chess programs in the world."

I'm possibly the world's worst chess player. Just seeing the chess icon on my desktop causes anxiety. Even though I bought an expensive chess lessons program, which I completed satisfactorily, actually playing chess scares the shit out of me.

In fifth grade a male classmate and I would play chess during rainy recess periods and I sometimes won. These new computer games are too humiliating so I just gave up. :-(

Sorry. Off topic. But I'd rather have sex with a robot than play chess with one. ;-)

Rick said...

Ryan Lizza was just fired from the New Yorker. Was is already public knowledge he was accused or is this entirely new?

Interestingly the statement doesn't even identify her as an employee, former employee, or as having any business relationship with the NYR at all.

glenn said...

“Ryan Lizza was just fired from the New Yorker. Was is already public knowledge he was accused or is this entirely new?”

Unless The New Yorker sent Hilse the She Devil to do the firing your post is off topic. Let’s get back to sex robots that look like Gene Tierney, shall we?

richard mcenroe said...

Would an insane jealous sexbot boil my waifu pillow?

tcrosse said...

If the sexbot thing gets lucrative enough, Amazon will jump in. Then the user will get recommendations of things they might like, and what other users are buying, and specials for Prime members. Let's be honest: if there's a buck to be made, Bezos will figure out how to make it.

walter said...

"sex robots that look like Gene Tierney"
Right..don't hold your breath. Settle for a Sunny Leone?
However, it's inevitable this is headed towards being able to submit pictures to get a customized bot.
You know...similar to bobble heads.
The one that got away..the lost spouse.
Phonemes extracted from an audio recording..
Gonna get weird..

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“Ryan Lizza was just fired from the New Yorker. Was is already public knowledge he was accused or is this entirely new?”

“Unless The New Yorker sent Hilse the She Devil to do the firing your post is off topic. Let’s get back to sex robots that look like Gene Tierney, shall we?”

Hahahaha!

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

"If I could post pictures I’d post one of Gene Tierney..."

Getting horny for a woman who's been dead for 26 years is pathetic. Getting a sexbot that looks like Gene Tierney at age 22 is what I want for Xmas!

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

Actually, she was 19 or 20 in The Return of Frank James, so I'll take that model Gene Tierney (I have to include her last name or it seems gay).

FIDO said...

No worries n.n. Just download the desired religious mindset...Catholic as default.

Reminds me of the old joke: What is the difference between screwing a corpse or an Irish girl?

The Temperature.

Does your sex robot have an 'Irish' setting?

walter said...

I was just thinking there is likely a market for the whole Catholic schoolgirl/Britney model. I'd personally opt for an adult Latina version..so long as there's an off switch.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

Yeah. Saw that over at Insty. First thought: gonna be like cars. Guys trading in every year to have one with the latest features, buying on overextended credit, indoor warehouses of pre-owned and rental bots.

glenn said...

“Getting horny for a woman who's been dead for 26 years is pathetic. Getting a sexbot that looks like Gene Tierney at age 22 is what I want for Xmas!”

And all this time I thought I was the only one.

pacwest said...

Sex sells. It was/is at the forefront of the internet revolution. It will drive the wider acceptance of VR, and it will lead the humanoid business.

I, for one, look forward to the coming of our robot overlords. Make that underlords.

MD Greene said...

David said:

The whole concept sounds dreadful. A loving woman can delight a man beyond all comprehension. I can not imagine a machine ever doing that.

This is true. Women look at men the same way.

Humans are more than collections of physical urges. Maybe the highest and best use of sex bots will be to tame our burgeoning numbers of horndogs so they will leave actual women and children alone.

mockturtle said...

All this fuss about what the bot looks like. If I had one it would be used in the dark.

mockturtle said...

Crazy Jane asserts: Humans are more than collections of physical urges.

Well, yes, but that's rather like saying there is more to life than food. Yes, there is but we still like to eat. Don't we?

Bob Boyd said...

It don't have to delight me beyond comprehension.
It just has to clean muh guns and look like it could be kin.
And it should smoke cigarettes. All the wimmin in muh family smokes. I like that.

Stephen A. Meigs said...

I don't feel you believe what you say. People don't stay home lonely because they are afraid of manipulating others, and fantasy isn't about replacing sex but understanding and figuring it out. By and large men oughta be more like The Banana Splits, but silly can't be planned, it just has to be something that comes naturally. Nowadays, when girls jump up in short skirts the serious construers will construe a nefarious intent, whereas it could just be her trying to show she's not particularly scared of what further participation in fun might bring (for instance, because she rightly expects it to be innocent). If men let themselves go into fantasy land with actual girls, What might happen? How can he know? Hard to be silly and careful about not touching parts she might object to your touching, if she is so inclined to object. And society tells her it's very important she should seriously be inclined. Or maybe you'll say something that could be misconstrued? Silliness a blurring of distinctions be, and the distinction between sex and sodomy a distinction more important than the others. Sometimes in play one must stop in a spirit of seriousness like--mock seriousness many would say, but play seriousness is a better way of putting it. Raising one's hand sweeping it upon the vista and disclaiming with an air of importance how serious it all would all be were we being serious. Expecting near perfection from others in play not necessarily a virtue. Don't suppose I would have been perfect enough in play for you to have wanted to play with, but maybe that's just because you have been overexposed to bubbly people and are a little too cynical about it. Seriously, this movie seems an age a hundred years ago. Something's been lost.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

Well, Americans live to work, and finding a partner at work is way too fraught. So I guess obviously this is just going to be the way we'll have to go.

Pettifogger said...

I can imagine very old widows or widowers being drawn to a robot companion. The sex part may be ancillary or even ignored.

FIDO said...

Instead of scarce delivered promises of delights beyond comprehension, what settings do I press for a sammich and some oral?

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

1) I’m not putting the Great Elephant in a machine. Any machine.

2) Mechanized sex reeks of surrender. Dignity (tempered with humility, decency and humor, natch) first, biological urges second.

Big Mike said...

Men desire sex, women can provide it or withhold it. What will happen to the old battle between the sexes when women are irrelevant to providing sex? Is that what you’re worried about, Althouse? I think the shakeup will be profound.

MD Greene said...


mockturtle said:

That's rather like saying there is more to life than food. Yes, there is but we still like to eat. Don't we?

I do like to eat, but I don't think I'd like it as much if my diet consisted entirely of soylent.

Kyzer SoSay said...

Eh, no thanks. Too easy. I picture sex robots as useful only for the truly hopeless men who haven't seen their toes in years or decades and aren't rich or charismatic enough to compensate and find a suitable female. Given that assumption, these robots better be rated for at least 350lbs and hopefully won't be able to express disappointment as the gelatinous mass on top of them lasts all of 5 or 6 pumps before release. FFS why would any man with self-respect buy a sexbot? If you can speak, are either decently fit or willing to put in the effort, and are willing to put up with occasional rejection, dating is so much more rewarding. Especially when it leads to marriage with a real woman who will bear your children someday.

And for those thinking that sexbots will replace predatory urges, maybe for some, but I'm betting most actual rapists and molesters find at least a portion of their thrill via the controlling or violation of another sapient being. And the "players" of the world who leave a trail of unwed mothers or broken girls in their wake, they exist on the thrill of the chase. Like all men should, really, but with much darker motives and desires than most normal men who simply enjoy hitting on girls and seeing who might go to bed with them.

If Congress took up a sex-bot ban, I wouldn't support it publicly. But I'd still hope it would pass. Women have their fingers and vibrators, and men have their hands and (now) fleshlights (ick). Progress in this arena ought to have ended there, in my opinion.

mockturtle said...

Men desire sex, women can provide it or withhold it. , says Big Mike.

Are you suggesting that women don't desire sex? Maybe it's a Catholic thing. I can assure you that Jewish women and most Protestant women do.

Anonymous said...

A interesting downside to AI is that you will know you are a bad lover when your sex robot 'fakes it'.

traditionalguy said...
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traditionalguy said...

The rich guys will want to show off their trophy sexbot with the most conspicuous features...maybe a Mercedes Benz Over, or a Rolexia, or an Augmented model.

Unknown said...

> True, and it's very sad. But a better solution is for these lonely people to get together to form bonds, form friendships, form romantic relationships and get busy living.

Just don't do it at work

where you spend all your waking hours

Interaction there is increasingly regulated and monitored

according to PC standards

You are one flirt away from firing in HR or a lawsuit.

walter said...

"useful only for the truly hopeless men who haven't seen their toes in years or decades and aren't rich or charismatic enough to compensate and find a suitable female. Given that assumption, these robots better be rated for at least 350lbs"

Or the young gamers working cashier at Walmart who have not apparently been introduced to semi-daily showers...or have decided to not give a shit about it.
Sad, really.
But..add in years of schooling in "toxic masculinity", it's bound to go where it can't be prosecuted against.
Toothpaste tube theory..

walter said...

BTW, Kyzernick...
don't know where YOU live but..
Here in midwest flyover land, quite common to see the ladies sporting greater perceived BMI than the dudes.
Juuust sayin'

walter said...

Oh right, Chicago. Good luck with that..

MacMacConnell said...

These Sexbots are needed because there is a shortage of eastern European female gymnast.

walter said...

"full motion", Mac ;)

Achilles said...

mockturtle said...

Are you suggesting that women don't desire sex? Maybe it's a Catholic thing. I can assure you that Jewish women and most Protestant women do.

There is desire from both. They level of intensity of that desire is not the same though. This has governed social arrangements for the entirety of our existence as a species.

Achilles said...

Once the robots are sufficiently good to perform life's mundane tasks they will quickly outnumber humans. Most humans will live lives that could only be compared to god kings in the past with less and less actual human contact.

For a while.

JAORE said...

Men desire sex, women can provide it or withhold it. What will happen to the old battle between the sexes when women are irrelevant to providing sex?

Leverage lost.

Sure a pair of mutually adoring people with reasonably equal levels of sexual desire/adventurousness is ideal.

But how many have found that? How many have maintained that year after year? Health issue after health issue? Despite outside influences like jobs or children or....

A world where the partner with the greater "need" can be serviced* with no infidelity (in a major sense) at a moment's notice.... Amazon's gonna need more drones.


* a deliberately chosen word.

walter said...

Well JAORE,
Will women embrace such discrepancies?

JAORE said...

Will women embrace such discrepancies?

A fair number of them currently embrace the hell out of vibrators.... per a female friend that used to sell the stuff at Tupperware style parties.

Kyzer SoSay said...

"Here in midwest flyover land, quite common to see the ladies sporting greater perceived BMI than the dudes."

I'm all over out here in Illinois. Lived in 3 place in the western Chicago burbs, and 2 places in the southern rim of exurban Chicago (Will and Grundy counties, for those familiar). Yeah, there's some fatties for sure, but there are easily more decently trim women, most of whom are quite pretty and some of whom are downright gorgeous.

Not sure how it is in other midwestern states as I've only passed thru. My brief impression of Davenport was a good one, and if I were single in North Platte, NE, the night I passed thru, there were at least as many girls I'd have tried for as girls I visually tuned out.

Back to the hefty ones - first off, if they've got a pretty face and they carry their weight in a manner pleasing to the eye, they can be a helluva good time. Before I learned much about the best flirting methods, about every 3rd girl I dated was at least chubby, and one was easily 300 lbs. But the thing about girls with flaws is that, if they like you, they're gonna try harder to keep you. And I've never gotten a bad, or even mediocre BeeJ, from a chunky girl. Never.

But for the truly obese with the 6-ish faces or below, that's where the unwashed losers stuck playing video games with cheetoh fingers come in. Or, at least where nature intended them to. But sexbots will lead to less fulfillment for those guys, and even fewer options for those girls.

I dunno, maybe sexbots will spur the more determined heavy girls to buy and use treadmills to increase their dating pools. We'll have to see.

Oh, and let's not forget how many hot women are in Chicago. Any decent guy should be able to get laid within 2 weeks of moving to the city if they try at least 3 or 4 nights a week. Dead serious.

tim in vermont said...

So we know from the texts of Bernie Sanders that many women fantasize about gang rape. What happens when robots are built to accommodate this common fantasy? Hopefully it won't be like that time I left the back door open and my Roomba tried to vacuum the yard?

Kyzer SoSay said...

One girl I dated was a singer in a bar band. Had a voice that ranged from Celine Dion to Adele, and she even got on television for American Idol auditions at one point. Saw the tapes her family made - some of you may have seen her as well.

She was at least 250-270 lbs when we dated. Sensitive in the best places, seemingly always on the verge of being turned on. Knew exactly how to use what she had, and probably the biggest boobs I've ever encountered that weren't fake.

I dumped her shortly before I met my wife (may have dated her somewhat concurrently with another girl I met at the Drake hotel on Halloween that year too).

She hit me up while I was engaged, asked me to come out to see her. As luck would have it, I was meeting friends in Geneva that night, close to where she lived, so we had coffee together afterwards, just me and her.

She'd lost so much weight that if not for her distinctive lips and still amazing rack, I'd never have guessed it was her. She asked what I was doing these days, and I told her I was getting married. Then she asked if I wouldn't like to reconsider, because she'd lost all that weight for me and wanted to give it another go.

It was the closest I ever came to cheating on my wife, because if I'd rented a room and asked her to come there with me, she would have liked nothing more, and neither of us would have slept a wink until sunrise.

I declined. We hugged goodbye.

Miracles happen.

I don't believe she was "saving" herself for me or anything, and I doubt it was me alone that spurred her to lose all that weight. Also, I dumped her mainly due to her Christianity, which was lax enough that fucking like a porn star before marriage was fine, but sanctimonious enough that she would sometimes lecture me about my agnosticism - in a kind but annoying way.

mockturtle said...

Kyzernick ruins an entertaining and amusing thread with his bullshit braggadoccio.

glenn said...

“Given that assumption, these robots better be rated for at least 350lbs"

Let’s do the stepladders first.

Big Mike said...

@mockturtle, we’re coming up on our 43rd anniversary in a few weeks.

LakeLevel said...

DON'T DATE ROBOTS