Mankind as we know it could be facing a very different war against the machines. Imagine how much more menacing The Terminator would have been had Arnold Schwarzenegger’s titular robot been on the prowl for sex rather than blood.
In this version of the future mankind would, once again, be under the threat of extinction but the robots wouldn’t be the ones trying to wipe us out – women would.
No, in this version of the future, women no longer require men to satisfy their carnal desires; they have robots ready and willing to do that.
This rise of the machines isn’t a prophecy from James ‘Avatar’ Cameron either – it’s actually being predicted by proper science types and we don’t actually have that long left.
Dr. Ian Pearson, at leading futurologist – what? That’s a thing! – told The Mirror that by 2050 women will increasingly turn to robots, rather than men for sex.
It’s part of what Pearson defines as “robophilia” and to his way of thinking, it will soon be as commonplace as porn.
Writing in a report commissioned by Bondara, Pearson outlined his brave new vision for the future of sex as we know it: “A lot of people will still have reservations about sex with robots at first but gradually as they get used to them, as the AI (artificial intelligence) and mechanical behavior and their feel improves, and they start to become friends with strong emotional bonds, that squeamishness will gradually evaporate.”
While that might sound like some people’s idea of fun, loaded can’t help but worry that such activities will be a slippery slope to something altogether more sinister and dystopian.
Surely these advanced machines will use our increasing libidos against us? Can sperm power batteries? Will they turn our penises into batteries? Is that it? Only time will tell.
With Dr. Pearson’s deadline still some 34 years off, you may want to enjoy your loved ones now before they are turned into faceless sex automatons.