With each passing year, robots are becoming much more like humans. And for some reason, many of these robot designers purposely choose to have their robots resemble very attractive young women.
One of these very attractive female robots, “Asuna”, has created quite a stir in Japan recently. The following is from a recent Daily Mail article about this remarkable droid…
There is even talk that the naturalistic, even engaging, she-droids may be taken up as men as partners in the not-too-distant future.
Android Asuna was a star attraction at Tokyo Designers’ Week showcase earlier this month and she is one of a series of geminoids, as their inventor dubs them, that are ripe for commercialisation say their creator robotics professor Hiroshi Ishiguro.
The video that I have posted below contains footage of Asuna. As you can see, she has been designed to very closely resemble a 15-year-old girl…
‘Physical relations will be possible in general with such androids,’ said Takahashi Komiyama.
‘Androids for the sex industry are a definite possibly. Some have even fallen in love with Ishiguro’s geminoids. So we can’t rule those relationships out.’
Japan already boasts the world’s most advanced sex dolls from firms such as Kanojotoys or Orient Industries based in Tokyo.
Around £6,000 buys the very superior Yasuragi ‘dutch wife’ sex doll with extras such as movable eyes and flexible fingers and a skin texture its makers say is indistinguishable from the real thing.
Lady Gaga was so impressed with their quality that she asked the Japanese firm to make dolls in her own image.
And Asuna is far from the only highly advanced female android being developed over in Japan right now. For example, just check out the video footage from Japan that I have posted below. As you watch this video, try to figure out which of the people are real and which of the people are just robots. As you can see, it is not too easy to do…
In time, Levy predicts, it will be quite normal for people to buy robots as companions and lovers. “I believe that loving sex robots will be a great boon to society,” he says. “There are millions of people out there who, for one reason or another, cannot establish good relationships.”
And when does he think this might come about? “I think we’re talking about the middle of the century, if you are referring to a robot that many people would find appealing as a companion, lover, or possible spouse.”
So what would all of this mean for real human relationships?
Already, we are at a point where relationships between men and women in our society are at a crisis point. The following is an excerpt from one of my previous articles entitled “The Economics Of Marriage“…
According to a startling new study conducted at Bowling Green University, the marriage rate in America has fallen precipitously over the past 100 years.
That is not just a new all-time low, that is a colossal demographic earthquake.
That same study found that the marriage rate has fallen by an astounding 60 percent since 1970 alone.
As a result, U.S. households look far different today than they once did.
Obviously, adding female sex robots to the mix is not going to help things.
As a society we are more isolated individually than we have ever been before, and providing men the temptation of female sex robots would only make it even more difficult for them to establish meaningful real life relationships.
But is there anything that we can do to stop this technology?
After all, it seems like robots are starting to take over everything.
For instance, Microsoft has replaced some human security guards with five-foot-tall robots that can do many things that humans simply cannot do…
Microsoft recently installed a fleet of 5-feet-tall, 300-pound robots to protect its Silicon Valley campus. The robots are packed with HD security cameras and sensors to take in their organic, protein-based surroundings. There’s also an artificial intelligence on board that can sound alarms when the robot notices something awry. It can also read license plates and cross-reference them to see if they’re stolen.
The K5 robots come from a California company called Knightscope, which calls the robots “autonomous data machines” that provide a “commanding but friendly presence.” Sounds like something a robot manufacturer would say.
Video of these amazing little security robots is posted below…
What will society look like?
And are these technologies going to make our lives much better or much worse?
Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below…
Michael Snyder is the Editor of the End of the American Dream blog.