According to the UK futurists, in 2050 sexual contact between a person and an electronic device or a robot will occur more frequently than between two people. Futurologist Ian Pearson predicts the spread of sex toys interacting with augmented and virtual reality. New technologies will bring an intimate relationship with robots to such a level that they will not differ from interpersonal contact.
Even now, relations between men and women are often too complicated: arguments, confusion, stress, the fatigue of one or both partners have a negative impact on the quality and frequency of sex. The use of robots with the ability to dive into virtual reality will unleash the imagination and spice up one’s sex life. Single people, will have a sex life and those in a relationship will be able to resist the temptation to cheat.
I wonder how fast we will witness the appearance of social movements to defend robots from sexual oppression. Will robo-rights defenders emerge? Will hacker programs intended to reboot robots’ minds and free them of the sex function become a reality?