Sexbot Brothels: What Are the Pros and Cons of Robotic Sex Workers?By Tom Woodley Last updated May 28, 2017
Android escorts could take over the sex industry.
Sex robots are coming. Just last month, Realbotix launched the beta version of its artificial intelligence app that will pair with its soon-to-be-released robotic heads—heads that will attach to the bodies of silicone sex dolls and eventually full-body sexbots. Many futurists think that by around 2050, such robots could be commonplace.
The imminence of their arrival raises the possibility of robot sex workers and even robot brothels. Last year there were rumours that European escort service Facegirl.ch was planning to open a cafe that served robot blowjobs and coffee in Geneva, Switzerland.
This so-called “fellatio cafe” has yet to materialize, and the existence of such technology today that would allow such robotic sex acts is dubious.
However, a few months ago sex doll agency LumiDolls opened Europe’s first sex doll brothel in Barcelona, Spain, joining the likes of Japan in offering synthetic escorts. These dolls are not robotic, but it’s one step closer towards a world of Gigolo Joes and Janes.
The idea of android prostitutes has generated polarized reactions from researchers and ethicists. Would paying robots for sex be a good thing? Is this the dawn of a brave new world, or of a dark, mechanical future?
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