Monday, May 07, 2012

The Coming Trend...Robot Prostitutes??

Pictured above is 'Roxxxy', a featured item at a major U.S. adult entertainment expo. is part of a coming trend, according to the journal “Futures” that sees sex robots as not only possible, but as a replacement for real-life prostitutes.

'Roxxxy' would retail for between $7,000 and $9,000 and have programmable options for different personalities, like “Wild Wendy,” “Frigid Farrah” and “S&M Susan,” depending on what floats your boat.

“Sex robots are absolutely inevitable… in fact they already exist,” Michelle Mars and Ian Yeoman point out. They write that future sex robots would be lifelike and could perform a variety of sexual activities. In the case of robot prostitutes, they also could be manufactured to be easily cleaned to prevent disease and be equipped with “bacteria-resistant” fiber.

Aside from being disease free, Mars and Yeoman also say that robot prostitutes could be preferable to human prostitutes because they would “ reduce the human trafficking.”

“Human prostitution will still be around. It’s the oldest profession and won’t be thwarted by robot alternatives,” Mars tells MSNBC. “It’s just that high-quality alternatives where the robots are indistinguishable from humans will cut down the profitability of human exploitation.”


At a present cost of between $7-9k, I think it's far more likely that these machines will end up as luxury items rather than the sort of 'employee' your average entrepreneur would buy for his stable, particularly in places where prostitution is illegal. But I wouldn't be surprised to see this take hold in the future, especially if the economy of scale takes over, the product gets more lifelike and costs come down..

And of course, you also have to wonder what effect this would have on marriage, particularly in countries like the U.S. with laws that vastly favor women and discriminate against men like the current version of VAWA...

Stay tuned...


Crazy Bald Guy said...

Frigid Farrah? LOL

Altalena said...

Reminds me of the movie A.I. with Jude Law playing a sex robot... Probably the way of the future is for the middle class to have a generic sex robot, and for rich people to have them custom made resembling anyone the buyer requires.