Saturday, 21 April 2012

Robot Red-Light Districts By 2050.

2 researchers from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand predict that robot prostitutes may be commonplace by 2050. The researchers, futurist Ian Yeoman, and sexologist Michelle Mars, say the robot sex trade could result in positive shifts in society. “The futuristic scenario of sex tourism suggests android prostitutes will reign supreme, eliminating the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections in an industry free from sex slavery,” reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Robots, Men And Sex Tourism, a paper the duo published in the journal Futures, envisions a robot sex club in Amsterdam called “Yub-Yum,” and robot red-light districts. Clients would pay about $9,500 to have their way with one of the various sex robots, offered in a variety of ethnicities, body shapes, ages, languages and sexual features, the article continues. “All androids are made of bacteria resistant fibre and are flushed for human fluids, therefore guaranteeing no Sexual Transmitted Diseases are transferred between consumers.” “Virtual sex, changing behaviors and what is science fiction and reality is a blurred paradigm of liminality,” they write in the study. What do you think about this prediction? How plausible is this scenario? Tell us in the comments.


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