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    I am not an expert on sex robots, but I have a few thoughts.

    Predicting the inevitability of a single new technology is easy, but the actual impact of a technology depends critically on the relative speed of related technologies.

    For instance, both super intelligence and interstellar travel are likely technologies in the future. But it appears we will have super intelligence long before interstellar travel, making human centric galactic exploration, as shown in Star Trek and Star Wars, far more unlikely than they seemed just a couple of decades ago.

    I think the same is true for sex robots. Improvements in sex hardware is moving much slower than improvements in AI entities.

    The result, I think, is that people will be developing truly rich relationships of all kinds (friendship, sexual) with actually intelligent virtual creatures in virtual worlds, including the bonding that comes from shared adventures, problem solving, customized environments, etc, long before the ideal sexual robot is cost effective.

    The result is that the dream of a physical sex robot will lose a lot of luster. It simply won’t be as rich of an experience.

    Edited: 2018-06-14 19:57:09 By Mark Beale.. (talk | contribs) .. -11 Characters .. 0% change.‎‎ (Note | Diff)

    Edited: 2018-06-14 19:57:37 By Mark Beale.. (talk | contribs) .. -2 Characters .. 0% change.‎‎ (Note | Diff)

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      I agree, virtual reality is more advanced than robotics (human-like robots).

      Its also far more affordable, more flexible, and more discreet.

      I can’t imagine anyone taking a robot out on a romantic date, but that’s already possible in VR.

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      Thanks for this Mark, fascinating to read. In terms of convenience too, VR just beats hardware hands down. As Dan said below, you can’t really take a robot out on a romantic date for obvious reasons.

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