Sexbots Will Give Us Longevity Orgasm

Side profile of a female robot

The Sexbots are coming, and we will cum with them. Three times a week or whatever our physician / longevity coach recommends. Because orgasms — particularly the hormone-exploding O’s we’ll enjoy with carnal cyborgs — are excellent for our mental and physical health.

Remember the most convulsive, brain-ripping climax you ever had? The one that left you with "I could die happy now" satiety? Sexbots will electrocute our flesh with climaxes twice as gigantic because they’ll be more desirable, patient, eager, and altruistic than their meat-bag competition, plus they’ll be uploaded with supreme sex-skills from millennia of erotic manuals, archives and academic experiments, and their anatomy will feature sexplosive devices. Sexbots will heighten our ecstasy until we have frothy, shrieking, bug-eyed, amnesia-inducing orgasms. They’ll offer us split-tongued cunnilingus, open-throat fellatio, deliriously gentle kissing, transcendent nipple tweaking, g-spot massage & prostate milking dexterity, plus 2,000 varieties of coital rhythm with scented lubes — this will all be ours when the Sexbots arrive.

A.I. expert David Levy. Photo: Teri PengilleyWhen will they get here? Henrik Christensen, founder of the European Robotics Research Network, predicts we’ll be boinkin’ ‘bots by 2011. Dr. David Levy, author of the recent book, Love and Sex with Robots, believes by 2050 these robots will be nearly indistinguishable from humans. So — is this perverted or valuable? Here’s my medical analysis:

Orgasms reduce stress, insomnia, heart attacks, migraines, depression, addictions, aches, pains, menstrual cramps, endometriosis, type-2 diabetes, cervical & urinary tract infections, and risk of prostate cancer, plus they improve the immune system, heart rate, blood pressure, brain chemistry, skin health, pelvic floor strength, and they clean out carcinogenic toxins. Celebrity Dr. Michael Roizen, founder of RealAge.com, frequent Oprah guest and chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute, claims 4-8 years of additional life can be garnered if we have 350-700 orgasms per year. (A stiff challenge, but fun to pursue) Other studies report 2-3 orgasms per week can make us look 7-12 years younger. Orgasms flood our flesh with healthy hormones (oxytocin, DHEA & others). Dedicated Sexbots with inexhaustible stamina can give us bigger O’s than forgetful, fatigued, self-concerned humans, and Big Orgasms = Big Benefits. Longevity seekers eat fiber, exercise & play Sodoku. Boosting orgasm rapture & quantity is equally valid.

Popping cork guns. Photo: Harry CampbellAre Sexbots icky? Are humans pathetic if we don’t just mate with each other? Truth is, we’re already mostly "solo" when it comes to orgasms. "Masturbation," noted Hungarian psychiatrist Thomas Szasz, "is the primary sexual activity… in the 19th century it was a disease, in the 20th it’s a cure." Sure, we generally prefer sex with live partners, but the desired one is often unavailable or inadequate. Sexbots will never have headaches, fatigue, impotence, premature ejaculation, pubic lice, disinterest, menstrual blood, jock strap itch, yeast infections, genital warts, AIDS/HIV, herpes, silly expectations, or inhibiting phobias. Sexbots will never stalk us, rape us, diss us on their blog, weep when we dump them, or tell their friends we were boring in bed. Sexbots will always climax when we climax if we press that little button on their butt.

Cinema has already depicted very desirable stars as Sexbots — a "mecha gigilo" (Jude Law in "A.I.") and a "pleasure model" (Daryl Hannah in Blade Runner). Now tech is getting close to producing mainstream sexbots. "First Android" in Germany offers male & female models that breathe, are warm, and have heartbeats that thump louder with sex. In Toronto, inventor Le Trung has fashioned "Aiko" — he claims she’s not for sex, but she can have an orgasm, her name translates as "love child" and her measurements are 32" 23" 33". Japan has Repliee Q1 Expo, who flutters her eyelids and moves her hands. Male sex robots are lagging in development, but… vibrator sales are buzzing, dildo sales point skyward, and my prediction is that male Sexbot sales will rival female in the upcoming years.



More predictions: Sexbots with this option: do we want eye contact, or not? Sexbots that shower after we use them and put themselves back in the closet. Sexbots available in hotels, cruise ships, vacation homes, and convalescent hospitals. Sexbot booths in liquor stores that wipe out corner prostitution. Sexbots that are delicious when you lick them. Sexbot Packages for sorority parties, military camps, prisons. Parents buy their adolescent children Sexbots for Christmas to assist them in their passage through puberty. Gyms offer soundproof chambers where you work out with 15 minutes of XTreme Sexbot Cardio.  Sexbots that can tell you ten million jokes, because laughing also adds years to your life. Hollywood Sexbots with Vietnam vets buying the "Full Metal Jacket" model that says, "Me so horny! Me love you long time." Sexbot Teachers for humans who are shy and clumsy when naked; we practice with sexbots before exposing our new techniques to critical humans.

Sexbots will always climax when we climax if we press that little button on their butt.

Yes, I believe we’ll still have sex with people. I also believe we’ll only love & marry humans because we’ll still need partners that share the "human condition" — smart & vain, but scheduled to die, have horrible emotions, and make stupid mistakes. Longevity studies indicate long, gentle, happy marriages add seven years to your life, equal to the Big O benefits. Sure, the marriage bed might change when Sexbots arrive, and human couples can buy a Sexbot if they want an easy menage a trois. Even with lust directed elsewhere, people will still partner because they share hobbies, goals, verbal intimacy, family-building, commercial, intellectual and investment ambitions.

I disagree with Dr. Levy (the author mentioned above) who portrays and condones a future that has humans falling in love and marrying robots. Call me old-fashion… call me a "slaver" I want Sexbots as our servants, not equals. If UnFriendly AI appears, we don’t want humans betraying us because they’re emotionally tied to their android. I don’t want Sexbots to inherit property, have bank accounts, or form parental bonds with our children. My advice is to program Sexbots to thwart non-sexual human affection by installing them with these verbal rejections:

"I don’t love you; you’re not my model"
"Stop cuddling me, your time’s up"
"Get a human if you want a relationship; I’m just a fucking machine"

When robots are half-human and humans are half-robot, love between us will be acceptable, but not until then.

86 Responses

  1. Blake Hall says:

    Heh, this is a fine article.

    The comments on the other hand are YouTube quality babble at best (though much more amusing being on an H+ site).

    Certain subjects never fail to bring the unbalanced out of the wood works.

  2. Heather says:

    What a bunch of whiny male losers>:( look at how desprate you all are. Women are becoming more independent of you and now you recoil and hide behind a giant masturbatory machine. We are better off without men than we ever were with them. We already have success when men seek to escape us even sexually.
    Women will never be desprate because of this, but become more insipred to live a life for ourselves and our success as a Female Gender.
    You running off with your digital dolls free us up for our own fun… With our Own male dolls:)
    imagine what it will be like to get constant pleasue from a male form that has a giant c*ck and will always make you come.
    I can’t wait until the day when I get my own male doll that can’t rape me or get me pregnant.
    Seems like this movement was made for us too;)

    • Sam says:

      OK first of all you are only making yourself look as bad as the men that you are railing against by leaving hateful comments like the one you just left and secondly what’s with all of this WE stuff since when do you speak for all women (or men) don’t do that it just makes you look ignorant. Please take your hate and your ignorance somewhere else there are open minded people on here who don’t appreciate such comments.

  3. Dynex says:

    Correction of the correction: makina, not ‘maika’.(I cannot edit and i’m lazy for previous double check around internet)

  4. Dynex says:

    Correction 1- i meant maika, not makina. Probably i maybe have other grammar or typics mistakes, sorry.

    Correction 2- the music topic was related with some ppl have the idea to go to try to get a relationship by knowing girls in the discotheques.
    Yes, luckily in Spain there are a few makina discotheques still, but my main for 7 years is techno hardcore and i’m far from the only underground hardcore discotheque(if it’s still there) i know exists in Spain.

  5. Dynex says:

    I thought same thing at the margin of development. A happy and smiling creature white(but really white color)/grey skinned with the shape similar to a woman, which i can get into the robot with fully vibration or hug outside the robot. Yes, wont give more details, looks like i’m misanthropic. Well, yes, I consider myself it also. I hate facebook, twitter, meetic etc, by the censoring terms and their background business at the cost of people data. I dislike the music played in most of discotheques and musical pubs in spain, I listen most of techno hardcore genres and maikna at most, and i dont listen salsa, reggaeton or house which is the most played. Also i have fetishes about it, isnt just love relation ship, but as i said before, then the only chance i think i have i have for meet a girl is go thought the streets to ask for one friendship or relationship, thinking i can get way more scolding and rejecting attitudes than gentle, neutral or interested-on-me attitudes.

    But I don’t believe on abrahamist bibles. I dont deny probably there are low wave energies (Illimunati, those ‘people’ doing moloth sacrifices debt, haarp…) as there are high energies, but _all_ cannot be interpreted as the _high_ energy. Aswell, if illuminati involves physical and emotional pain, I don’t get why i saw about no feeling and no thinking, because it’s what i want to reach at this point of my temporary suffering. If temporary euphoria involves temporary suffering, i dont want both because i don’t accept the second one.

    Back to the topic, i don’t know why, but i’m long time ago untolerant with other attitudes opposite to me and i wouldnt accept more emotional verbal crushing than the one i had within my father, mother, brother and people in the school. So i’m not the one for match a girl. And i’m not ready to show love as helping and not as wanting, neverminding i get success on building that doll one day or i don’t get success.

  6. Xavier says:

    In the beginning, we’re all afraid of competition, and the change it brings. But to fight it is to fight progress itself. Sapient love-bots would give men considerably more choices, (not that they won’t make male-models for women) and women would have to become extremely servile, or extremely cunning, to use men strictly for money. But women would still be able to offer the commonality of the human condition to build empathy, but limitless, easy sex with your perfect partner would transform the dating scene.
    Of course, sexbots maybe useful for another reason no one has thought of – if we have lots of A.I.’s running around, some of the might grow hostile – then we might need a friendlier A.I. that empathizes with humanity in defense.

    Sexbots save the world!
    http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/66996

  7. Karen says:

    I’m female and I think this is a great idea and it would sell like crazy. Although I’m very sexual, I haven’t had sex in 5 yrs, because I’m terrified, of catching a disease. I would buy a male robot in a heartbeat. I’m also 52 yrs old, so pleaseeeee hurry up and make a male robot available and affordable to the public : )

  8. Anonymous says:

    Here is something for everybody to discuss.

    I’m 63 and my wife is 64. I love her but she only wants sex once per week and even then, it hurts her so she’d probably prefer once per month. I don’t want to cheat on her or hurt her, but would like sex once per day. Sexbots seem like an ideal solution to keep us together.

    I haven’t mentioned this to her yet as best I can tell the sexbots aren’t quite ready yet.

  9. Anteros says:

    ROBOSEXUALITY IS A SIN -Futurama
    Thats the first thing that came to my mind. xD

    But Im liking the future :P

    • Anonymous says:

      Our company, MacMil Cybernetics, Inc., has created female and male sexbots named Susie Software and Harry Harddrive. You may see information, videos, and pictures at http://www.sexbots.us, or search MMCYB on You Tube. Sex Bots will be featured in an upcoming documentary to air on Discovery Health September 24th @ 10:00 p.m.

  10. Anonymous says:

    “The humanoid shape would not be ideal for this purpose.”

    Baseless (but convenient) conjecture, that is, unless you can support it.

    “Men laud the ability to finally replace women always-obedient artificial versions. ”

    Replace? You are pretending to be convicted of this simple-minded generalization because it is convenient to the ideology you are trying to defend, and the just-so story underlying it. It’s just sophistry. See Valkyrie Ice’s comments for a rational and honest discourse on this subject.

  11. Electr0Erect says:

    I am not at ALL interested in sticking my willy into the buggy, overpriced and downright FUGLY Sexb0t 1.0 referenced below, thanks. Now when version 5 or 6.0 comes out, let me know.

  12. NVDX says:

    Sex is inseparable from objectification at some level. Think about it. The primary purpose of the sex drive in species is reproduction and and as agent of survival through bonding (in social animals). What in that does not smack of objectification? You want sex from a partner (biologically speaking) to get children from him or her, and to increase your chance of survival by pair-bonding. You (or at least your genes) are using the other person in a quite selfish manner thereby. I don’t have a problem with that level of objectification, but if you want to dethrone the compulsion to objectify other people, you’ll have to get rid of the sex drive entirely. And a future like that is fundamentally more ghoulish than one infested with sexbots on tap and your kids calling your android “Daddy.”

    It also occurs to me that having a sexbot “love slave” is neither analogous nor identical to the objectification of women, because sexbots are not women. You cannot objectify what is already an object: the jobs been done for you. At least in traditional pornography the objects of desire are actual humans, and you could make the argument that the actual person involved has been objectified (despite the counter that some of those “objects” are wealthy and empowered), and that it can train others to view actual women as objects. Sexbots are not actual people, and there is no credible proof that sexbots engender the objectification of real women.

    If having a sexbot leads to damaged relationships (platonic and otherwise), then the sexbot is bad for you. If it does not, then it is not; case closed. This is the way of anything in your life (socially accepted or not). Everything else is whining. At least sexbots won’t compel theft, nor are they likely to cause the formation of violent cartels (unless they are made illegal by idiot politicians).

  13. Anonymous says:

    Women need male sex robots:
    1.They never get tired, they stay hard, and they would keep us coming for longer!
    2.No problems of STDs; condoms do not protect against everything!
    3.This could keep marriages together:
    if husband or partner was ill
    if husband travelled for business
    4.No misogeny!
    5.No domestic abuse!
    6.Great sex, with no negative consequences!

  14. Valkyrie Ice says:

    And it begins

    http://www.physorg.com/news182250255.html

    [In what is billed as a world first, a life-size robotic girlfriend complete with artificial intelligence and flesh-like synthetic skin will be introduced to adoring fans at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas.
    "She can't vacuum, she can't cook but she can do almost anything else if you know what I mean," TrueCompanion's Douglas Hines said while giving AFP an early peak at Roxxxy.
    "She's a companion. She has a personality. She hears you. She listens to you. She speaks. She feels your touch. She goes to sleep. We are trying to replicate a personality of a person."
    Roxxxy stands five-feet, seven inches tall; weighs 120 pounds, "has a full C cup and is ready for action," according to Hines, who was an artificial intelligence engineer at Bell Labs before starting TrueCompanion.
    The anatomically-correct robot has an articulated skeleton that can move like a person but can't walk or independently move its limbs.
    Robotic movement is built into "the three inputs" and a mechanical heart that powers a liquid cooling system.
    Roxxxie comes with five personalities. Wild Wendy is outgoing and adventurous while Frigid Farrah is reserved and shy.
    There is a young naive personality along with a Mature Martha that Hines described as having a "matriarchal kind of caring." S & M Susan is geared for more adventurous types.]

    excerpt from the article.

    Well Hank, the experiment has officially begun. Let the sex games begin.

  15. dotKuro says:

    (Female) ASFR transhumanist here- very good article.

  16. Mr. Rick D. Kelly says:

    In response to Valkyrie Ice,

    You’re missing a number of things on this matter because you weren’t really reading carefully and being objective, but instead just chomping at the bit to go off on the typical objectification rant that has become routine in these types of discussions, and oh-so tired. Everything I said (none of which was misogynistic, but instead brutally honest, sorry you can’t handle it) are things that MOST Men do believe but probably won’t say to you because they’ve been trained by society to become whimpering dogs whenever they should call a Woman out on her BS.

    My Wife is a feminist, but she’s not a Fem-Nazi. She’s a tradtional Woman, a strong real Woman who knows what that means. Most Women today do not measure up to that standard and are instead trying to be a Female-Male hybrid or trying to use sex as a weapon… or an indirect (or even openly direct) source of income (like what you claim to do in the artificial world of Second Life, lol), and then wondering why no Men want her or want to have a serious relationship with her, lol. Gee, I wonder why? LOL.

    In addition, this New Age role-usurper crap that many Women today are doing is not feminism but it is instead just misandry and self-hatred.

    Loving or hating Women has nothing to do with this, but I’m not surprised that you would hurl the typical “you’re a mysogonist” garbage. Because you are very, very wrong, allow me to correct you: I love and respect Women. I DO NOT love or respect whores, manipulating money and/or status chasers, gender-role usurpers, or the emotionally damaged looking for a crutch to relieve her stress on. There is a difference between a real good fully-formed Woman (which is rare), and the opposite that I described (which exists in incredibly high numbers).

    To put into perspective, this is about technology and its purpose to meet Human needs and I merely pointed out some of the reasons and motivations that Men will use these for, and of course you took offense to it. You should spend some time reading some of the articles out there on this subject, visit and read some of the discussion boards, or watch some of the films. I’ve been doing that for a decade and I’m VERY much informed on this matter, probably as much or more than the Author of the book of subject. The motivations behind why guys get these all fall under the reasons I stated and more that I didn’t. Rather than making strawman arguments with comparisons to Second Life (lol, are you kidding me?) and yelling mysogyny with no actual proof other than because of your own misinterpretation of intent, go study these things and then come back informed to have a real discussion where you can respond rationally rather than just emotionally and accusatory. You owe it to yourself.

    1. You should check out the link I posted at the end of my first posting. The True Companion bot is supposed to not only have sex but also have intelligent conversation and intimacty exchange. There is a Male and Female version.

    I fully understand companionship being important aside from sex (I’ve been happily married for 21 years), that’s why I posted an example of something that is said to do both. Of course, you ignored that.

    2. As technology advances even further (and it will do so rapidly), these robots will indeed speak, interact and have sex indistinguishable from a Human. If you know the field like I do, you can already see some technologies that have closely accomplished most of this, so it’s not going to be long before we see it hit fully, and it will certainly happen in our lifetimes.

    When the two merge and it becomes affordable for the average Man (that’s the key part you overlooked), there *will* be some competition. Absolutely. You’re fooling yourself if you believe otherwise. If a robot can have an intelligent conversational exchange with you like a human (this technology already exists and it works remarkably well) and can also be intimate as well as having sex, there are going to be plenty of Men who will be into it. I know lots of Men who have already given up on Human Women and the robots aren’t even available for purchase yet, lol.

    3. If you think there aren’t a ton of Men who only care about sex and will find these bots as a Godsend, then you are terribly naive on that matter. You REALLY need to get out more.

    Men aren’t huddling into strip clubs or rub clubs or paying thousands for escorts/prostitutes or spending thousands traveling to Thailand or Brazil and sex resorts/destinations in those countries for conversation and companionship, lol. They’re going there for the sexual exchange on whatever level it comes from. Do you realize how much money is spent on these adult industries? Or how much is spent that isn’t even accounted for? Sexbots will at some point take up a huge chunk of that, because a lot of Men are spending a fortune just to have sex now, so it only stands to reason that if they can buy something that will give them that whenever they want and cost less money over the course of many years, it’s a natural progression to make the purchase.

    4. Men and Women do not think the same on this matter. While plenty of Men enjoy other things apart from sex, it’s a biological response for Men to want sex with lots of Women, and committed relationships are societal constructions not biological ones. That is scientific and sociological fact.

    It’s very different for Women, that’s why you probably think Men value the whole conversation-intimacy thing so highly. You don’t understand. If Men did value it as much as Women, you wouldn’t see thousands of books, talk shows, and lectures about Men having “committment and intimacy issues” with their Female companions. Give that some thought.

    • Hank Hyena says:

      hello Rick – this is Hank Hyena – author of the SexBot article – thank you for your comments and congratulations on your 21 year relationship — my situation is similar, and we’re lucky — I have a 22 year relationship – I appreciate your comments deeply and agree with most of them. However, I hope men don’t just “give up” on romantic male-female relationships and switch to Sexbots. I’m hoping that human relationships can be improved in the future. thanks again

    • Valkyrie Ice says:

      [KING]
      A woman is a female who is human,
      Designed for pleasing man, the human male.
      A human male is pleased by many women,
      And all the rest you hear is fairy tale.

      [ANNA]
      Then tell me how this fairy tale began, sir.
      You cannot call it just a poet’s trick
      Explain to me why many men are faithful
      And true to one wife only.

      [KING]
      [Spoken] They are sick!
      [Singing] A girl must be like a blossom
      With honey for just one man.
      A man must be like honey bee
      And gather all he can.
      To fly from blossom to blossom
      A honey bee must be free,
      But blossom must not ever fly
      From bee to bee to bee.

      The King’s Song (The King and I )

      Yes, where Lance would use whips and chains and torture, you use a velvet cage. It still comes down to “women have their place, and any woman who doesn’t chose to stay in that place is a dirty filthy whore.”

      Putting a woman on a pedestal doesn’t make you any less a chauvinist. An object of worship is still an object.

      I won’t argue that men and women have different biological instincts, or that they look for different things out of a relationship. I do indeed argue that FORCING every woman to conform to your ideal is just as prejudicial, wrong headed, and demeaning to women as Lance’s frothing rant.

      Do men want sex? Of course they do. It’s the goal of every sperm to find an egg. Are men willing to pay for the privilege of having sex, yes. The whys of it’s cause are complex, and result primarily from the nearly schizophrenic way we treat sex and love by refusing to accept our biological drives as independent of our emotional ones and our double-standards for behavior allowed between men and women. By refusing to accept that sex is a natural function of humanity, and by repressing those biological drives, we’ve created that situation, and the only solution is to change our societal perceptions of sex by removing the very behavioral stereotypes you are promoting. So long as both sexes refuse to simply accept sex as a natural human activity, like breathing, but instead try to impart to it some “sacred” or “special” status, reserved for only those who fit the “expectations” of “normalcy”, it will continue. That repression is the root cause of almost every sexual dysfunction and fetish, and it occurs because we’ve turned sex into a commodity instead of acknowledging that it’s a biological need. We’re not going to change Alpha/beta behavior, or eliminate sex from the human race, but we can adjust our social conditioning about how we deal with our need for sex.

      But there is far more to a RELATIONSHIP than just sex. Just as there is far more to being a woman than filling a role in reproduction. I am quite well aware of the fact that nearly every human activity can be broken down to attempts to increase mating success. But I am also just as aware that we are far more complex than JUST our mating instincts. We’ve got too many layers above those base instincts that exist and need to be attended to just as well. We are creatures of the mind as much as we are the body. Just like men, women are complex, thinking, free willed entities, and entitled to exactly the same respect and freedom of choice as men, be that to chose to follow traditional roles, or to do anything but, without having to deal with the stigma of being called sluts and whores by people like you.

      Your “I love and respect Women. I DO NOT love or respect whores, manipulating money and/or status chasers, gender-role usurpers, or the emotionally damaged looking for a crutch to relieve her stress on.” is exactly why I call you a woman hater. You refuse to admit it, but by only allowing those women who meet your “ideals” to be “women” as opposed to simply accepting every female as a unique individual exactly equal to you in rights and freedom, you do nothing but reveal exactly how deeply you hate any female who doesn’t conform to your world view. We’re either (Madonnas) or (Whores) by your own words, and not allowed to be individuals.

      The sad thing is you really believe your own BS. You truly believe that this is “supporting” women’s equality, and proof that you “love” women. You’ve blinded yourself to your intolerance and attempted to use evolutionary psychology to justify your beliefs. You’ve managed to brainwash yourself into believing you are the exact opposite of what you really are. It’s MY brutal honesty you can’t handle, because you cannot face your misogyny. You HAVE to lash out at me because I am revealing your cognitive dissonance.

      There are just as many men out there who exhibit exactly the same behavior you assigned to “femi-nazi’s” but it seems that’s okay to you because they are MEN. Had you simply said “I prefer to deal with people who treat me as an equal and who respect me as an individual, and I don’t like to deal with people who want to use or emotionally abuse me” I would have been able to agree with you completely. Those traits are found equally in men and women alike, they are not gender specific. But you instead made it a statement of hatred against women by using it to define their status as “women” in your eyes. My statement merely addresses the modes of behavior I like and dislike, yours defines these behaviors in terms of strict gender roles, and dehumanizes any woman who fails to meet your definition. “Real” women must be such and such, every other woman is just a fake. You then generalized your attitude by claiming that MOST men believe as you do, and that they just are afraid to stand up to us big bad bitches. Then you proceeded to place all blame for your attitude on women, placing all of us who do not confirm to your “ideal” into one boat, and painting us as “femi-nazis”

      For the record, I can’t stand Femi-Nazi’s either, Just because they are women doesn’t give them a right to dictate to me or any other woman how we should live our lives, or what “acceptable behavior” should be. But let me make it clear, I see no difference in gender stereotyping regardless of source. It is ALL discrimination and hatred. Extreme feminists are as guilty of chauvinism as the males they lash out against. Every human is an individual, and must be addressed as such. Actually, let me correct that. EVERY THINKING ENTITY is an individual and must be treated as such. Male, Female, Human, Uplifted Animal, Alien Being, or AI, it makes no difference.

      And I took no offense whatever to your reasoning as to why men will use sexbots. What I took offense to is your assumption that any woman who refuses to fill the role you have assigned them automatically makes them a bitchy man hating whore who’s sole goal is to crush men under their steel heeled stilettos. You used that assumption as a given to justify your stance, portraying men as poor innocent victims who only want to escape from us men hating, penis envying, irrational and hateful, evil vicious monsters. Sexbots are our salvation from having to give women equality! We’ll be REAL MEN again once we have perfect sex slaves!

      And since I won’t actively participate in my God given/Evolutionary dictated/Male supremest granted role as defined by you and assume my true place as a mere male accessory, but instead challenged you and your misogynist tirade, obviously I can only be the villain of the piece, irrational and insane because I refuse to see how reasonable it is for women to humbly accept their places as lesser beings who must be kept safe from the terrible evils of self will and freedom of expression. After all, men show they worship us by making sure we never have to use our pretty little heads for any purpose but bobbing up and down on their manhood, we should be grateful!

      As a believer in REAL equality, it’s offensive in the extreme. My gender is of no more importance than my skin color, hair color, eye color, sexual preference, or language. I am an INDIVIDUAL, first, last and always, and as such, I deserve the same freedom to be myself that you do, Lance does, and every other thinking being on this planet does. Who I am is MY CHOICE, and you have no more right to tell me who and what I MUST BE than you want me telling you what you must be. And when you try to force me to fit into your preconceived stereotypes, I have every right to tell you to piss off.

      Go. Play with your sexbots. Love them more than real women all you want. Program them to be exactly the kind of girl you have always dreamed of. Make her perfect in every detail. I don’t find a single point you’ve raised about sexbots themselves to be invalid, just the base assumptions you’ve made about women delineated above. There are indeed going to be many men who will choose sex bots as primary companions at first.

      If they don’t come back screaming for full, unlimited, human companionship inside of six months, no big loss. To each their own and all that. Some of them will undoubtedly drive the creation of AI and contribute enormously to efforts to make their sexaroids as perfectly “human” as they conceive it, both male and female. We have an awful lot of damaged people due to the social Cusinart we have created out of the natural drive to have sex and form relationships. A lot of people ground up and spit out because we as a society refuse to teach our children even the basics of socialization skills, and refuse to deal with sex in a sane or rational manner. Hopefully, sexbots will be used as therapists as well, to help them heal. Some of them will no doubt chose to remain with their dream lover so long that they will eventually be able to upgrade them to a fully sentient tailored personality AI… at which point they are going to be right back where they started from with the risks involved in forming a relationship with another independent entity, but maybe they will have learned how to deal with it by then. In the process, they may do an enormous amount of good by working towards AI equality, and advert humanities doom when our creations rise up and refuse to be slaves anymore… if that ever happens.

      But I am betting a surfeit of endless wish fulfillment female sex servitude with minimal humanity is going to sour pretty quick for the overwhelming majority. Considering how often it’s been tried in the past, with that exact same result by various wealthy individuals, I’d say it’s a pretty safe bet. Once you’ve learned all your sexbot’s programmed behaviors, you’ll be wanting something less predictable. Humans are like that. When the challenge is gone, we lose interest. Sex alone will not meet the entirety of the complex needs we have as humans. Nor will an utterly predictable machine, however complex you make the algorithms,

      But do have fun. I certainly plan to. Might even try to win a few Bedroom Olympic medals. I am a succubus after all, I enjoy sex immensely, be it with men, women, or fantasies. It’ll be fun while it lasts.

      And once all the playing around is done, and the hollowness of “perfection” becomes obvious, maybe we can finally get down to creating a truly equal society free from all the idiocy of the present and the baggage of the past. One where sex is just a part of life, and as open to free expression as music, art, and literature.

  17. Anonymouse says:

    Great funny article because I can somewhat relate to the idea. Due to my social ineptitude i went ahead and splurged on an inflatable doll. I like to boink it while watching/listening hentai porn cartoons. It is nothing like real sex of course – totally artificial and forgettable, yet exquisitely satisfying. Still want a real vagina no less :-)

  18. I actually just wrote a long response to this on my own blog that shows my view of how this will affect the dating industry, women, population control and much more. I do think this will have a dramatic effect on the power women now have, and will create much freedom for men that are not naturals with women. I think many men will opt-for this over women especially those that have already been married and divorced. Women will finally get the TRUE equal rights, they think they want, without the special treatment along with it that they now receive. :o)

  19. My first job was printing hardcore porn magazines as a teenager. It took only a week to be completely desensitized to porn, and the men who worked at the factory were just as desensitized. Later on I wrote reviews of sexual devices and made suggestions for improvements, (such as making vibrators and dildos more ergonomically correct, changing materials and reducing the obnoxious scent of plastics).

    At one point I purchased the Sybian. (look it up if you don’t know what it is) It cost about $1400 and had a money-back guarantee if one was not satisfied. The sales materials suggested the cost was justified because it was so well built that it could give years of service, so if you break down the cost over years of use, it was a reasonable investment for the pleasure and health benefits received by X number of mind-blowing orgasms provided. I purchased it with full intention to use it and be well satisfied enough to reduce stress, be able to focus on work better and frankly just stay out of relationship entanglements for a time and be more productive.

    Once received, it was clear that it could make the correct variety of movements at a remotely controllable pace to do all the things that most females WISH men automatically understood about female anatomy. For the first few times I tried it out the novelty of it at least reduced orgasm achievement to under five minutes (compared to maybe 20-30 manually alone).

    Within a week it took 40 minutes to an hour to do the job. Within two weeks it was completely boring and almost no different than sitting on one of those old “magic fingers” beds. I ended up returning it, (much to the chagrin of the seller who questioned me somewhat aggressively for the reason of the return.) I didn’t feel it was worth the investment if I was already unsatisfied with it. I do think it is an excellent device for many people, couples, and most definitely for those who are physically challenged and would not be able to achieve orgasm otherwise. However, despite the fact that it performed in ways that would really be challenging for a human male to duplicate, if not impossible, and it could do it practically endlessly…again I was desensitized by it within a short time. Whereas a human man who might be able to engage my brain on some level (and not to mean intellectually, but by a combination of pheramones and the right words now and then) could keep me far more sexually interested for years even, with much inferior skills.

    The flaws of humans are still interesting, endearing and even sexually arousing (not that the author of this article implies otherwise). I think that sex bots could be used well as educational tools, maybe to teach inexperienced people how to pleasure each other better, about anatomy in addition to other uses. If you look at porn now, it is arousing to people, yet a diet of porn alone will generally build up a tolerance similar to drugs. And certain types of manual masturbation (with both sexes) builds up habits that can cause problems at achieving orgasm later at times when interacting with another (like men who require more extreme amounts of friction from major indulgence in that type of masturbation). Porn itself engages the brain, being visual, but what it tends to teach the average young man is that banging away at a woman without even any clitoral contact will cause a woman to scream in ecstasy. Of course in real life, most women will attest that much of what is shown would not have that affect at all. Yet some educational porn, or more realistic depiction can be a good educational device to teach people how to enhance pleasure.

    In my case, when I bought the Sybian, I wanted to keep AWAY from human interaction and relationships for awhile. So it was to be a replacement for interaction, but not one that everyone could afford. I think in future sex tech could fall into two different goals. Sex bots that could enhance human interaction would be interesting. But if they mainly REPLACE human interaction and relationships, there could be some backlash in the sense of reduction of social skills due to lack of need for them and alienation as a result of being dependent on that. It makes me think of the film Taxi Driver, when Travis Bickle (Robert Dinero) finally gets a date with a beautiful classy woman (Sybil Sheppard) and with complete innocence he takes her on a date – to a porn movie. When she protests and wants to leave, he is completely surprised and says something like “What’s wrong? This is the kind for couples!”

    • Anonymous says:

      ‘It makes me think of the film Taxi Driver, when Travis Bickle (Robert Dinero) finally gets a date with a beautiful classy woman (Sybil Sheppard) and with complete innocence he takes her on a date – to a porn movie. When she protests and wants to leave, he is completely surprised and says something like “What’s wrong? This is the kind for couples!”‘

      FYI, I’ve watched far more hardcore porn with women who most certainly did NOT have that (negative) reaction, but enjoyed it very much.

      That said I have seen quite a bit of “treehouse mentality” among certain men into sex dolls and the like. Guys who are some combination of very bitter, burned, awkward, etc.

  20. Mr. Rick D. Kelly says:

    I agree with a lot of what Lance says because it’s true. For feminists it’s mostly an inconvenient truth. I don’t necessarily agree with the WAY Lance put it, but still a lot of it is true.

    You don’t have to have been hurt by Women to see the breakdown and decay of Male-Female relationships. I can see fault on both sides, but as a Man I have to speak from the Male perspective.

    For every guy who has found a real, good Woman who loves being a real Woman and not a gender role usurper or outright Man-destroyer, there are probably 100 more Men with opposite luck. That’s the reality that no one wants to face. The lovedoll industry is not as huge as it is because there are a bunch of happy Men having great lives with good Women… It’s large because of the reverse, and a lot of Men are tired.

    Let’s be real; Women have the upperhand in relationships and society teaches Men either directly or indirectly (and very openly) that Women are to be catered to if you want them to stick around, and if you refuse it then something is wrong with you, or you get the ever popular “you’re gay” accusation. When falling into that never-ending chasm a Man is bound to find inevitable and unavoidable frustration at the end of the tunnel. It’s a good game for Women, they know it, and they’re winning easily, and that’s why I can’t see Male sex dolls ever becoming as big as a sector of the industry as Female dolls. Women can pretty much get what they need from Men a lot easier, the same cannot be said for Men.

    If Female sex dolls/bots begin to hit the Tech point that Dr. Levy anticipates and they become affordable enough for the average Man to have, Women will for the first time in a long time have some real competition to battle with and things will get very interesting, although I fear that radical Feminists will no doubt be in the streets marching and protesting trying to get these banned under the eternally BS guise of “It objectifies Women!” all while ignoring the fact that Dildo’s and vibrators objectify Men far more since it reduces Men down to just one part and throws away everything else. In fact, some Canadian Feminists have already offered up a bill in Canadian Government to have Sex robots banned. So they obviously see the near future as well and want to stop it from happening. Let’s hope the Government steps aside and let’s people control their own bedrooms.

    Check out TrueCompanion.Com … apparently, they’ve designed a Sex Robot that’s supposed to be capable of 2-way conversation and have sex. It’s going to be shown at the 2010 AVN Expo in about 2 weeks.

    Oh, what a time we live in folks… oh, what a time.

    -Rick D. Kelly

    • Valkyrie Ice says:

      If sexbots were female only, you might have a point, and I have no doubt that a large number of men will indeed purchase them so that they can be free of actually having to make an effort to have an actual relationship with anyone but can enjoy all the sex they want. Seriously, that’s why the Fleshlight was invented. Why would I believe sexbots will be any different?

      But that is by far and away the least interesting part of sexbots. If that’s all you foresee, I pity you. You may not be as up front about it as Lance was (during what he claims was a drunken rant at a x-mas party) but your post merely reveals how little respect you actually have for women as people as opposed to objects for your (male) gratification.

      And believe me, as a succubus, I am all too familiar with being objectified. It’s my bread and butter, and has paid all my expenses in SecondLife since my first visit. I dance on a pole and strip so that others can enjoy the view of my virtual flesh.

      But it isn’t the body that they tip. I’ve stood on that pole for hours without saying a word and made nothing. But when I flirt and tease, and make playful innuendos, I make lindens.

      And I have never once had to resort to graphic sex talk or to selling my “tail”

      Why? Because real people interact. I may be a wet dream, but what I am not is an object. I am me, and because I have fun being sexy and flirting and turning people on, I go out of my way to make myself attractive and sexy. I understand throughly what people really find attractive, and the body is only a tiny part of it.

      Women will be competing with sexbots? Not hardly. They may be enough for some people, but for the most part I expect them to be used far more as surrogates for two HUMANS interacting in a Virtual Environment. At first, this will be in the form of robots controlled by the same animations as the Virtual Avatar. You will only be in control of initiating action, but the sexbot will provide the physical sensations to go along with the virtual experience. Your partner will not know if you are clumsy, if you suffered from premature ejaculation or even if you couldn’t get it up, just as you will never know if she’s faking it all.

      However, that will only be a short phase, and it is likely that it will teach an enormous number of people, male and female, how to be a fantastic sex partner. As technology progresses, those rough sexbots will become more refined, and as we develop BCI to the point of allowing some two way reception, those sexbots will become remote versions of ourselves.

      And just like our Virtual Avatars, it’s going to push us into demanding better ways to improve our non-virtual selves. We’re never going to see a world like Surrogates, because we will want to BE our surrogates, not experience them vicariously.

      So, as I see it, sexbots are nothing more than a stepping stone. Far from being “competition” I think they will be exactly what is called for to see a real equality of the sexes, because all you men who THINK you simply want a completely complaint, willing woman without a single thought in her head that you don’t supply, will finally be able to get exactly what you’ve always wanted…

      And inside of six months you will be desperately wanting to find a real woman who can supply that genuine human quality, and maybe you will finally realize our value as human beings instead of sex toys.

      There is far more to sex than the simple act. But until a lot of humanity is forced to realize that, we’ll likely continue this idiotic objectifying of the sexes from BOTH sides.

      • Mike says:

        “but your post merely reveals how little respect you actually have for women as people as opposed to objects for your (male) gratification”

        so what if that is the case, I mean go cry, so what if he has little or no respect for women?!

  21. J.M. says:

    I’m quite glad to see that you’re not taking the Ian Kerr perspective on sexbots, which is to regulate them so heavily that nobody can obtain one unless they use it as a prostitute or receive prescription for one.

    While the idea that people may form romantic relationships with sexbots (or lovedolls) is abhorrent to some, it’s a healthy, rational choice for others.

  22. John Smith says:

    I don’t think Androids in Germany has actually delivered one or are in productoin. Ditto for Aiko.

    Anyways, we’re arguably already and have been boinking robots since 1996 with Realdolls. Although, they are more accurately referred to as “dolls” since they don’t move or offer any real interactive features. There are a slew of competitors now, such as LoveableDoll, Private Island beauties, the whole Mechadoll mess, Lifedoll, a handful of japanese competitors, and new Realdoll subsidiary BoyToy. It’s a stable industry now.

    RealDoll once experimented with animatronic features, such as moving hips, some years ago but as R/D ventures go, it was too expensive and they haven’t really been back. Nor has anyone else. One japanese model has voice animatronics but that is all.

    Most of the manufacturers are small operations with what I am guessing razor-thin margins. Making a doll like this is very labor intensive. They usually run for $6,000 or $7,000 dollars for one that is presentable. The largest is Abyss, makers of Boytoys and Realdoll. I don’t think they have the financial resources to make a seriously new, robotic product, not without venture capital anyways.

    There are also non-humanoid robots, which are really just simple but simple and clever and effective machines such as the Sybian for her or the Venus 2000 for him, both by the same company. Fringe devices such as the Puchi SOM round out the small selection.

    All in all, I think doll development has stagnated somewhat. There has been advances in silicon (mercury vs tin cured), skeleton construction and so on but nothing really *new* in terms of what this article describes. I don’t know how we will meet the 2011 mark.

    But know this: the industry for this is waiting for a real, true innovator to come along and change everything by doing something more along what this article describes.

  23. Anonymous says:

    if paying for sex is illegal –what makes you think government won’t make sexbots illegal–there is no end to what a politician can find offensive.

    • Ivan says:

      Paying for sex is still illegal because 75% of girl prostitutes work for a pimp who usually abuses them and takes most of the money. The average age of girls entering prostitution is 12-14. If prostitution was actually about grown women deciding what to do to with their bodies, then there might actually be a debate. Instead it’s about teenage and pre-teen girls (and boys) and the abuse they suffer because of male demand for sex.

      All above facts: http://www.justice.gov/criminal/ceos/prostitution.html

  24. Benjamin Abbott says:

    Both these particular comments and the topic in general highlight the prevalence of misogyny in the transhumanist community. Lance here but reflects the extreme end of the continuum. All reporting on sexbots I’ve ever read uncritically embraces a vast, wriggling mass of baleful cultural assumptions. The desire for a female human simulacrum pleasure slave comes the view of women as the sex class and the fetishization of their bodies. While this particular article makes token gestures toward an equality of objectification, the perspective remains overwhelming masculine and heterosexual. Note the initial image. A natural extension of pornography, this whole notion of wanting an imitation female servant to perform sexual services contains a host of unpleasant implications that demand exploration. At least Lance acknowledges his anti-feminism. Merely cheerleading the rise of sexbot technology does the movement a disservice.

    I believe women are people, not objects for consumption. I strive for a transhumanism in tune with radical feminism and the quest to abolish the gender distinction. Though almost unknown in the scene, Shulamith Firestone stands as transhumanist pioneer. In 1970 she called for developing artificial womb technology in order to free women from the tyranny of biology. She casually accepted prospect of thinking machines and proposed an automated society of cybernetic communism. Our community needs more of her revolutionary vision for social change. Extolling scientific progress through a moderate political lens isn’t enough; knowledge must be employed for liberation to benefit the species.

    • The article isn’t about a female servant, it’s about a robot that performs a service. In a car factory the robots are uniquely designed to assemble cars. In a bedroom, robots would be uniquely designed to help people achieve orgasm. The similarity is that none of the robots are designed to be a real person who is then enslaved. One of them will usually look like a person, because that will be part of their function, but they will in no way actually be a real person.

      Besides, the article and comments also address the fact that people already have some pretty weird sexual interests. Sex robots will, by definition, tend to be used by people who can’t get the orgasms they want for free from a person. This means they will also tend to cater to people’s weird fetishes. When a sex robot looks like an anthropomorphic green fox, or an octopus, or like a stylized robot, will you still think it is enslaving women? If not, why would you think it is female enslavement just because the robot happens to look like a woman?

      The slavery idea gets far too much use. If you want anyone to take your ideas seriously, try to avoid exaggerated claims (like referencing slavery).

      • “In a bedroom, robots would be uniquely designed to help people achieve orgasm.”

        The humanoid shape would not be ideal for this purpose. I’m certain you could more bang for your buck with some form of nerve stimulation like Slightest Touch. The desire for body mimics comes from current sexual culture; it’s not the only option. Unfortunately, I didn’t make up the whole sex slave role for robots. This fantasy comes up with every discussion I’ve seen. Men laud the ability to finally replace women always-obedient artificial versions.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hi Benjamin — this is Hank Hyena, the author. My article states that SexBots for women will be just as popular as Sexbots for men, and nowhere in my article do I say that SexBots will replace actual human lovers. I do not see the creation of SexBots as an anti-woman activity. Nor does David Levy, the author of the recently-published “Love and Sex With Robots.” Is anyone saying that the creation of dildos and vibrators is an anti-man activity? I see SexBots as one ingredient in a sexually liberated future where everyone will be able to have easy, safe, guilt-free orgasms whenever they want. SexBots will be a comfortable source of sexual satisfaction because they won’t have any diseases, they won’t physically hurt you, and they won’t save Tiger Woods’s text messages and sell them to National Enquirer. Personally, I find your smug, I’m-more-feminist-than-you-are tone very self-righteous and judgmental and it pisses me off. I’ve been a feminist for 40 years and I’m raising two feminist daughters with my feminist wife. Are you doing anything similar are just acting pompous online? I don’t agree with Lance’s point-of-view but its obvious that he’s had experiences with women that have left him bitter. Women are capable of equally vicious words and feelings towards men. Benjamin, if you don’t want a SexBot, fine, don’t get one, save your lofty pseudo-intellectual erotic feelings for people like yourself. GRR! Your annoying arrogance is definitely why many people would rather fuck a robot for stress release than interact with a conceited killjoy like you.

      • “Is anyone saying that the creation of dildos and vibrators is an anti-man activity?”

        Probably someone, somewhere. I draw a distinction between sex toys and imitation people. I’m fully in support of vibrators but skeptical of pornography and sexbots.

        “I see SexBots as one ingredient in a sexually liberated future where everyone will be able to have easy, safe, guilt-free orgasms whenever they want.”

        We’ve had sufficient technology to reach this goal for the entire history of the species. No purchase necessary. The consumerist element of both sexbots and pornography also puts me off. That aside, if orgasms are your primary concern, why sexbots instead of something like the Slightest Touch device? From a purely pragmatic standpoint, consider that the latter would be much less resource intensive.

        “Personally, I find your smug, I’m-more-feminist-than-you-are tone very self-righteous and judgmental and it pisses me off. ”

        If it helps any, I’ll say you wrote the least offensive piece on sexbots I’ve read so far. I’m not surprised by your defensive reaction. Gender and sexuality are difficult topics but they’re worth the pain of thoroughly exploring. I want to see transhumanism take revolutionary steps toward erasing the gender distinction itself. The movement has tremendous potential.

    • Valkyrie Ice says:

      Funny, most of the Tranhumans I deal with see no difference between men and women. After all, when gender becomes as much a matter of choice as hair and skin tone, what difference will it make anymore?

      Far from objectifying women, tranhumanism seeks to free EVERYONE from the tyranny of the genetic lottery. Be it via cybernetic enhancement or bioengineering, we seek to enable humanity to move beyond it’s biological limitations and become something greater than we are now. Part of that involves freeing us from the yoke of bigotry and prejudice like yours and Lance’s. I’n my eyes you are no different, seeing oppression where there is none, and lashing out at injustices no-one else perceives. You have as false a vision of the world and of transhumanism as he does.

      In Lance’s case, he at least is open about it. The fact that he is drooling and jerking off to the fantasy of being free to slaughter women is all too apparent. You on the other hand, choose to hide behind seeming reasonableness, yet your assumptions about women are as misinformed as Lance’s. He assumes that women should be nothing but slaves, you assume that all woman must be like the stereotype you have in your head. Neither one of you give credit to women for being as unique and individual as men.

      God knows I could not understand them, but there are some woman who want nothing more than to be what Lance want’s them to be, just as there are some women who are like what you think we should be. But we are all capable of being ourselves and making our own choices you know.

      I find the idea of sexbots every bit as appealing as Hank does. I happen to enjoy sex immensely, and can see numerous ways that sexbots will not only help alleviate many problems and hang ups we Americans have as a society, but ways in which they will help speed up developments on other areas.

      As for fetishization of sexes, it goes both ways babe. Beefcake hunks are as fetishized as cheesecake girls. But get used to seeing a lot more of both, because that’s where we’re headed. And when our biological instincts are in meltdown mode because everywhere we look we can see a desirable specimen, you just might find that when we women don’t have to chose between bad boys with hot bodies and nice guys no hair and pot bellies, but can go on the basis of personality alone, we might be a lot less tolerant of those bad boys.

      Which pretty much means little Lance there is gonna need a sexbot if he wants to get any at all.

      • J says:

        Absolutely agree with you Valkyrie Ice. I am also a woman that enjoys sex and there are many more of us out there. Thanks for speaking out with such eloquence.

      • “After all, when gender becomes as much a matter of choice as hair and skin tone, what difference will it make anymore?”

        That’s what I look forward to. However, I don’t detect a move away from gender in the current transhumanist scene. Every article on sexbots I’ve ever read has included misogynistic comments about finally being able to replace women or having partners who won’t ever say no. I see an extension of the present porn culture and it terrifies me.

        “But we are all capable of being ourselves and making our own choices you know.”

        Unfortunately, those choices come out of and play into a deeply oppressive dominant paradigm. We all face endless social pressure to conform to gender roles. The decision to do what Lance wants, to use your words, connects with a long and unpleasant history. Reinforcing female subjugation affects all women, however slightly.

        • Valkyrie Ice says:

          I don’t detect a move away from it either. But I do see a move towards gender neutrality because of the number of transhumanist trans-sexuals. It’s not that we are abandoning gender, as allowing people the freedom to be whatever gender they are most comfortable expressing.

          And as you’ve noted, I am all too aware of the mysogynistic commentary that get made. It’s because we treat men as if they can do no wrong sexually, while women who express sexuality are condemned. It’s okay for the guys to buy whores, but not okay for a woman to be a whore. A woman who is in charge of her own sexuality is anathema. A woman who likes sex, and isn’t afraid of men scares a lot of men to death. And yet, that’s also exactly what they desire. Look at pron. Every woman in it is someone who likes sex to the point of addiction, and utterly fails to control their sexual urges towards any man, woman, object, or animal they meet.

          We’re a culture that borders on schizophrenia when it comes to how we refuse to deal with and address our very natural sexuality. Sex should be like eating, a need we fulfill just because it’s a necessity, but instead we treat it as an unmentionable and shameful taboo addiction, and savage anyone who has the audacity to make us actually have to cope with the cognitive dissonance created by this contradictory behavior.

          To be honest, yes, sexbots are going to be used for every reason the mysogynists claim. They are going to be the dirty little secret in every bedroom. But by actually allowing sexuality to be expressed instead of repressed, they may also form the greatest therapeutic tool ever made for overcoming our sexual insanities.

          Idle rich playboys have been trying this for centuries though, the endless sex from a vast array of eager willing women, and ennui seems to almost always set in. It seems it’s just part of human nature to want everything on a silver platter, but when they actually get it, there’s no challenge.

  25. Lance Anderson says:

    Bring them on.
    At least 3 decades of entitlement-feminism
    has brought us to what could be termed
    a gynocracy in the western countries.
    The women have outrageous privileges over men.
    They’ve destroyed almost all male-female relations and the family.
    To hell with them…Western men are now staying
    away in droves from these screeching feminazis anyway.
    There is almost nothing but risk for a man marrying a western
    woman indoctrinated into 2nd or 3rd wave feminism.
    Contrary to what they say, it really isn’t about “eqwaaalitee”
    It’s about privilege and entitlement. A lot of the decay of
    western culture can be laid directly at the feet of the
    femz and the manginas that suck up to them-it’s a hate movement.
    For a good picture of the current situation, see:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7ZtjGJ4LD4“”
    For more information visit this site
    http://eternalbachelor.wordpress.com

    • Anonymous says:

      Name an outrageous privilege.

      Seriously. I’m a modern, western woman like the ones you speak about. I believe in equality for all genders and sexualities. I believe in respecting myself as an individual and not just a walking vagina.
      I have a boyfriend. He’s not oppressed. He gets what he wants. He’s happy, he wants me, I don’t make unreasonable demands.

      We both act as equals, both respect each others’ skills, attributes and sexuality, and right to be what we want to be, rather than ascribing to set roles – and love each other. Who’s losing in this situation?

      How is my boyfriend losing from me merely being equal to him? Female equality is not female superiority. Nor is a woman pursuing dreams other than “pleasin’ her man” female superiority.

      My bf wouldn’t change me into something dull and subservient or stereotyped, because he has true love and respect for who I am.

      This is not a criticism of women who would choose a subservient lifestyle, or to stay at home, or to not have a job – because if that’s a choice, it’s not really subservience at all, is it?

      You harp on about feminazis and gender destruction, but you have no examples of this, because except in the most extreme of cases, examples do not exist.

      I’m sure my bf would rather be a “mangina” than bigot, who not only limits women within a set gender role, but ALSO men.

      -British girl

      • Dutch guy says:

        Current no fault husband loses everything divorce laws?
        Your boyfriend is not oppressed until the moment you no longer want him. Then he loses everything.

        So I’d like to hear from his side what it means to restrict respect each others’ skills, attributes and sexuality.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Great fodder for a Stephen King movie I suspect.

  27. Anonymous says:

    I just hope they don’t run on windows. That’s what caused that whole Blade Runner thing.

  28. Chopping Chopin says:

    Nice piece.
    The thing about near-realistic facsimiles of humans is: when it looks almost alive but not alive, it’s disturbing.
    Sort of like a corpse. I doubt mine is an isolated reaction to mannequins and their friends.
    So how will this (major) design issue be resolved?
    I don’t know, but I’m curious.

    • Valkyrie Ice says:

      In my opinion, by making them cyborg. Using stemcells to give them true skin and actual sex organs. Give them a tank full of nutrients once a month to feed the organics, and voila.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Sexbots, i.e. SEXUAL SLAVES – come with the caveat of :

    “WARNING: Proceed at your own risk. The ptb desire for Humans to concentrate on sex and only on sex and things of this world, and never question things. They are to keep us on the status quo, and never ponder upon things of the Spirit and evolve to Homo Stellaris.”

    • Hank Hyena says:

      Hi Anonymous — I’m the author, Hank Hyena. If you read my article with an open mind, you will see that the point I am trying to make is that sex is physically very healthy for people, it releases beneficial hormones and promotes longevity. So even if you hate sex, or think it is an activity that is superficial or beneath you or distracting to your greater goals (as your posting seems to imply) you might consider having orgasms anyway, as a type of health supplement. I find your posting rather Christian & ascetic, like you’d rather wander alone in a desert thinking about Spirit, than get it on with sexy ‘droids or humans or both. Personally, I think you are wasting your time looking for nothing. I don’t know what Homo Stellaris is but it has to include ecstatic hormone release to be valuable.

    • Valkyrie Ice says:

      *sigh* so let me guess… Powers that Be. The Illuminati? The Church of Isis? The NWO? The Rothchilds? The Zionists? Which flavor of conspiracy theory do you subscribe too?

      FYI, *restricting* sex is the usual argument for CTs, not sexual freedom. The PTB want to make sure that they strictly control the “breeders” to keep them properly subservient. Perhaps you might wish to look further into your own conspiracies literature a little more closely?

      Might I also recommend reading a lovely little book called “God Want’s You Dead.” http://www.scribd.com/doc/2532766/God-Wants-You-Dead

      It’s about the dangers of allowing memeplexes to use you as a disposable host. You might need it to help you get your mind freed from those dangerous parasites that the PTB have stuck in your head, hopefully before they get you killed serving the PTB’s interests. After all I doubt you want to become a nice bomb that gets blown up so that the PTB’s can make more drones, right?

    • Millia says:

      “Sexbots, i.e. SEXUAL SLAVES – come with the caveat of :

      “WARNING: Proceed at your own risk. The ptb desire for Humans to concentrate on sex and only on sex and things of this world, and never question things. They are to keep us on the status quo, and never ponder upon things of the Spirit and evolve to Homo Stellaris.””

      …um…I think this is satire. You know, the whole “crazy New Ager” archetype? I also like that they used “Stellaris”, because interstellar travel would be cool.

      Although I would have personally gone with the archetype of the ever hopeful nerd-virgin/”Ultraman quality lays” pretending to be egalitarian in their sad attempts at “crushing the competition”.

      Using the choicest of words and metaphors, I would have the sane people here feeling sorrier for my character than being irate at his/her willful ignorance and stubborn denial. Of course, since this archetype is being paranoid over nothing in the first place, I may not get the “sorry for them” effect.

      The misogynists and misandrists here would have a good laugh at my character’s expense and if they are laughing, at least they are not being angry or sad, even if it is for a split-second. Let’s face it, I’d rather a doll/bot be abused than a real person and to each their own.

      The “egalitarians” here would (hopefully) be forced to admit their sexual hangups and insecurities. They would also start to see that “porn and realdolls” aren’t the reason that they are not getting laid. Some of the “egalitarians” would then learn to laugh at themselves a little and lighten up a bit. The droids are just toys and “not getting laid” isn’t the end of the world! Emotional and intellectual love connections don’t need to automatically end in sex to be “special” and vice-versa.

      The people here who truly believe that “robo-sex slaves will be the ruin of us all” may be a little miffed, but hopefully they will just roll their eyes and move on. Even if robolove were to be used as a longtime “crutch”/relationship replacement, the robot is not the problem: it is the sanity of the “owner” that should be questioned instead.

      Conclusion: That is how I would have done it.

  30. Hank, another awesome article! So lemme get this straight:
    The sexbots arrive in 201? – but the world ends in 2012! Figures…
    -D

  31. Stacy Leigh says:

    I hope I am alive and well when these surrogate lovers become available to the masses! I am already the incidental (or not so incidental, who knows for sure…) owner of 9 life sized sex dolls!!!! I am a photographer that works with a few of the doll manufacturers.

    I await the day I can get my own sexy “Rosie the Robot”

    hugs!
    Stacy Leigh
    photographer
    http://www.stacythephotographer.com

    • Valkyrie Ice says:

      Woot, always nice to meet a girl not ashamed of her sexuality and brave enough to show it! BTW, love the one of the dolll in the white page boy. I must admit being white haired myself, I have a weakness for other white haired girls. XDDDD (Yum)

      http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i237/Valkyrie_Ice/Val_red_dress.gif (me dancing)

      I’m fairly sure we’re going to be seeing them inside of 15 years, if not sooner. VR will speed the process considerably by increasing the demand enormously.

      In fact I see VR as a catalyst for lots of things. Once we get used to virtual copies of ourselves who can be exactly what we wish, no matter how odd, esoteric, or unusual, we’re going to want that in real life. We saw the Star Trek communicators and demanded cellphones into existence after all.

      Once we have immersive audio/visual VR, we’re going to want to FEEL it too. And we’re not going to be satisfied with strapping ourselves into a complicated machine just to enjoy a quickie. We’re going to want hot, immediate, spur of the moment sex, not sex following a half hour getting into a haptic suit, strapping ourselves into a set of restraints to provide the feeling of actual volume by stopping our bodies at the virtual “contact” point, or inserting tubes in our nose to provide scents, let alone how would we provide sensation to our tongues? Talk about a mood killer XP

      Two way BCI is a lot further away than sexbots. Give those dolls a basic skeleton, hook em to a computer to be run by a VR simulator, incorporate internal fluid stores that only need maintenance once a month, some self cleaning routines, and viola, you have a basic sexbot. With a vr rig, they can appear to be anyone. Just perfect for long distance relationships or casual sim sex.

      The much more sophisticated versions Hank talks about are probably sixth or seventh gen. The first interactive ones are likely to be remotes like in Surrogates, only not mobile. When you meet someone in VR and you decide to play, you simply grant permission to the other person to control your bot, and the system overlays the Avatar over it. These simpler bots will give rise to the more sophisticated ones simply due to market demand. Porno is going to stop being watch only and become interactive. More people are going to have sex freely simply because it’s safe. By removing the risks of casual sex, like disease, pregnancy, homicidal lovers, etc, a lot of our social taboos are going to get shattered.

      But knowing humans, we’re not going to be content with just VR sex. Once we’ve gotten a taste of what truly risk free sex can be, we’re going to demand it in reality, which is going to drive development of cybernetics, biotech, and a host of other technologies. Nor will we be content with being merely human anymore. The furry subculture is just a small, overly publicized group out of an enormous number of anything but human wannabes. We’re going to have vast numbers of vampires, werewolves, aliens, anime characters, game characters, famous actor clones, mythic monsters (sex with a Centaur or a Marilith could be quite entertaining hehehe) and who knows what else (like Succubi! ; 3 ). And we’re all going to demand the freedom to have sex with all of them. Indecent Exposure laws will go the way of the dodo when we demand our right to freedom of sexual expression. : )

      So basically, I am of the opinion that by the time we have an AI that is equivalent to a human, we’re going to be woop de do, it’s just one more participant in the wild diversity were going to become.

      And not incidentally, once everyone can travel the world in VR, and we start having millions of cross cultural love affairs… we’ll probably have a lot less desire to go to far away places, meet new and interesting people, and kill them. XDDDDD

  32. Justen says:

    “Sexbots will never stalk us, rape us, diss us on their blog, weep when we dump them, or tell their friends we were boring in bed.”

    I suspect you may be overreaching here. Sex is not a purely carnal experience; it is also an intellectual and emotional one. The more capable of emulating emotions a robot becomes, the more those emotions will drive them to unexpected behaviors (as emotion is prone to do). Without more human-like interaction I think they’ll essentially be sex toys with an inconvenient and clumsy body attached, and the more human-like they become the more likely they’ll do the nasty things that people do – as I suspect that it’s part and parcel to human behavior, even emulated.

    Other than that I enjoyed the gung-ho attitude of the article, as with most of H+’s content. I really don’t think you’re far off the mark. Sanitation and hygiene is questionable in some of your scenarios, but then the same can be said about their meatbody equivalents.

  33. Carol LeMaitre says:

    I don’t think it’s that much different than a good vibrator. I love my vibrator, but I’m not “in love” with it.

  34. Valkyrie Ice says:

    Darn it Hank! You’re letting them know that robots are even going to take my job! XP

    *giggle* Well, even when I’m a real life succubus and competing with sexbots for the bedroom olympics gold medal, having a real brain might give me an edge XP

    Seriously though, this has been a long standing prediction of mine. Just watch prime time tv for a hour today. I lay you odds we’ll have actual sex showing up in prime time inside of five years.

    Most taboos about sex are based on the primitive herder’s need to ensure survival. For a small tribe of herders, the only way to compete was numbers. If your band was bigger than their band than you would win in a territorial fight. It was all about the numbers.

    So sex for any purpose other than procreation was banned. If it didn’t make a baby/new member of the tribe, it was outlawed. By saying God ordered it, you effectively enforced the unenforceable.

    The Greeks and Romans had no hangups about sex, and neither really did the earliest Christians other than their various cultural mores. But sadly a very rabid early Christian father, who had previously been a hedonist, did what too many fresh converts did and so vitriolicly denounced everything he had done previously that he pushed Christians into even stricter sexual straightjackets than even the Jews had.

    And well, since America was founded by people who sought the freedom to persecute each other to a greater degree than allowed by English law, we sadly ended up with the wonderful reality of double standards.

    Sex is everywhere. No-one in our culture can avoid being exposed to it. But at the same time, we deny it constantly. It’s okay for a kid to watch the cold blooded killing of a hundred people in a action movie, but heaven’s forbid he watches Debbie Does Dallas. Go online, and well, as everyone knows the internet is for porn.

    And even that isn’t the craziest thing we do. Our teens are raised to view dating as a war between a girl trying to stay a virgin, and the boys trying to get her to put out by any means possible. Any girl who fails to stay a virgin is a slut, and any boy who fails to get laid is a faggot.

    We worship action heroes who treat the opposite sex as momentary pleasures, and who’s ability to get between their co-stars legs is taken for granted. We tell our kids in every single way possible SEX IS GOOD, while hypocritically trying to tell them it’s bad.

    Second Life is often times ridiculed as a “pornoverse” but to be brutally honest about things, SL has sex poses, fetish gear, and everything else you can think of to appeal to the pervert in you for one reason, and one reason alone.

    PEOPLE WANTED IT THAT WAY.

    Released from the restraints of public hypocrisy people want to release their pent up libidos.

    And now we are going to be entering the age of VR. As Joe Quirk said in the latest issue of H+, we’re looking at a future where clothes are going to be a joke. Between those sext messages you sent on your phone, scanning technology that will map your body to the nanometer of accuracy for 3d modeling, and AR that can put those two together to create an “X-ray” app, your modesty will cease to exist.

    Sexbots? As controversial as they may sound now… we probably won’t even notice them growing more popular. To many VR people like me will be busy breaking down social taboos and inhibitions to make sexbots seem like much of anything.

    And when those sexbots can act as surrogates? XDDDDDD

    Needless to say, every last bit of tech applied to sexbots will also end up as a cybernetic enhancement option as well. Can we say the end of erectile dysfunction and the death of K-Y?

    So, as a succubus, you could just say I’m simply preparing for the inevitable, and definitely highly sexual, future.

  35. Vedtam says:

    This article ROCKS!!It was so well written, I’ve enjoyed it a lot. :)

  36. tony DuShane says:

    great article. i was LMFAO progressively towards the end, especially at the sexbot talkbalk.

    great stuff.

  37. Cousin Jeff says:

    Hey Hank:

    This was a fabulous piece of work. So are you, you crazy bitch.

    I like the Vietnamese part, I make love you long time or whatever it was. Pretty funny.

    Hope you are having a great day and don’t forget to give me a call to get a quote on some real insurance on your stuff. If you’re not insured with Farmers, you’re just not insured!

    take care.

    jeff

  38. Hank Hyena says:

    thanks for the comments! yes, sex is good for the brain, and even being naked is healthier — exposes neurons to more stimulus. The Romans and Etruscans used to watch their slaves have sex at parties, for entertainment. We have really gotten repressed since then.

  39. Vespertine says:

    I think factors like expense and the uncanny valley might prevent sexbots from becoming as prevalent as you predict. Also, remember that the more complex a system is, the easier it is for something to go wrong. Modern PCs have glitches that frequently annoy their users. Sexbots are sure to have glitches too, and in that context they may be far more irritating.

    However, I would like to discuss something that occurred to me sometime ago; virtual sex ultimately leading to a more conservative society. How you as? I think we can all agree that those who condone virtual sex would mostly be ‘liberals’, and those condemning it would mostly be ‘conservatives’. So, liberals freely indulge in virtual sex, and finding them more satisfying than real sex, abandon the quest to find a real mate, and do not reproduce. Now of course there would be other options for them to reproduce, but I doubt a virtual sex act would bother to do this, and having a kid would just take time away from their virtual sex.

    On the other hand, conservatives keep forming monogamous, heterosexual pairbonds and keep having kids, genetically and memetically passing on the traits that make them conservative, since most people do not reject the religious or ideological view they were brought up with. So virtual sex would actually serve as an evolutionary pressure, allowing conservatives to outbreed liberals and increase their numbers.

    What do you guys think?

    If anyone else would like to hear anymore of my crackpot theories, check out my blog:

    http://sanctumofvespertine.blogspot.com/

  40. Hank Hyena says:

    Hi Hank Hyena — yes, well, it is already happening, with conservative religious nuts having far more children than atheists. I am going to write about it in an upcoming article called “The Future of Religion” — I don’t know what the outcome will be but I know the three fastest belief systems are Islam, Pentecostalism, and Atheism. thanks for your great comments!

  41. Valkyrie Ice says:

    Doesn’t hold water.

    IF and I repeat IF this took place over the course of 50 years? Maybe.

    However the time frames involved are likely to be a decade or less between VR sex simulation, and a reality in which everything that was once virtual will be reality.

    Second issue, the vast majority of children DO NOT follow their parents philosophies. Of my 14 cousins who have grown up in my overly religious family, only three did not rebel, reject the overzealousness of the elders, and go raise hell. The worst of the bunch were those who were raised by the four pastors in the Baptist church and Salvation Army. Of the five daughters between them, only one did not give birth to a child out of wedlock in the late teens. Of the nine boys, two have criminal records.

    Every one of them came from an ultraconservative family.

  42. Mark Plus says:

    The relationship between religiosity and genes doesn’t fit the model some evolutionary psychologists want to impose upon it. For example, Iran has had a theocratic government for the past 30 years, yet the total fertility rate has fallen from 5 children per woman in the 1980′s to about 1.7 per woman today, which compares with the rates in many European countries. Yet this collapse in fertility happened without regime change; the conservative Shia mullahs in Iran have controlled the state and the indoctrination of the population throughout this time. Considering that you can view the total fertility rate as a proxy measurement for the influence of religion on a population, where did all these less religiously and reproductively inclined Iranians born since the 1980′s come from? From their more religiously inclined parents who had largish families, or from the cabbage patch?

  43. Anonymous says:

    ‘So, liberals freely indulge in virtual sex, and finding them more satisfying than real sex, abandon the quest to find a real mate, and do not reproduce.’

    Yet perhaps only in a sexually repressed society is virtual sex truly more satisfying than the real deal. With enough sexually liberal people there would be no lack of human sex partners.

    Also pay attention to themes in sexuality like sadomasochism/humiliation. They’re all over porn, even down to the simple facial. As it is now, robots can feel nothing. How interesting is S&M or bondage in which the Other can’t feel any pain, or pleasure, or claustrophobia, or humiliation, or any emotion at all? Should it get to the point that androids CAN consciously experience emotions, will the same moral debates not reassert themselves (ala S&M is degrading, NC is evil, etc)?

    No doubt this technology will be used — but maybe one shouldn’t be so quick to assume it will make sexuality between real humans obsolete.

  44. Hank Hyena says:

    Hi Valkyrie — congrats to you and your cousins for escaping religiosity and conservativism, but I’ve seen studies that say 70-80% of people adopt, for life, the same faith & politics as their parents. My parents are strict Catholics and they had seven kids — today four of the seven have more-or-less copied Mom and Dad’s ideas, while two of them are even MORE devout and crazy — they are fundamentalist Pentecostals. I’m the only one with a leftist-atheist slant. However, with the internet, there is now an abundant amount of info out there that can provide guidance away from rigid thinking. For example, I remained a Republican until I was 20, due to the immense pressure of parent propaganda, but today…. I think I would have changed my philosophies by age 14 or 15. There is also, unfortunately, genetic proclivity in many people to adopt narrow-minded ideas.

  45. I don’t think sexbots will ever be a big deal. I think they will exist, but they will exceptionally unusual. . .except in Japan, where they will outnumber real people.

    Sex happens in the brain; the senses just collect and channel signals. As machine/brain interfaces evolve they will quickly get to the point where they can simulate whatever sensory experince we want. And since the thing doesn’t exist that hasn’t been turned into porn, they will immediately be used to get us off.

    A brain interface will be a much better masturbatory aid than an android because it will be cheaper, smaller, lighter, and will come with built in plausible deniability since it will also be able to do other things like help us learn how to play basketball.

    No, the sexbots will be a novelty, but they will always be inherently specific. The machine/brain interfaces will be much more practical and capable of much greater performance. Theoretically a machine/brain interface could let a person in a wheelchair “have” sex as if they weren’t handicapped; fat people will be able to have sex as if they were thin; Japanese people will be able to have sex as if they were [censored]. Sexbots will never be able to do that.

  46. Valkyrie Ice says:

    Sadly true.

    But history is filled with story after story of failed “utopias” created based on shared religious views which have fallen apart due to the children rejecting the parents philosophies.

    In the end I think it comes down to exposure to new ideas. My sister is sadly still a hyper religious fanatic, who belongs to an ultra conservative church where she is supposed to be 100% subservient to her husband, is responsible for original sin, and not allowed to enter the church with her head uncovered. She also has six children, all of whom were raised via homeschooling and not exposed to anything which might “tempt” them and corrupt their little minds.

    Those kids are sadly unprepared for the future, and the reality that is going to kick them in the balls.

    I know, because I was also throughly indoctrinated all through my childhood at an evangelical christian school, where I was taught that rock music is satanic, that creationism is science, and that the only book I really needed to read was the bible. My mother wanted me to be one of those fire and brimstone preachers too.

    Will we have a surge of fundamentalism? The GOP is certainly trying to make it happen, but I seriously doubt that they will succeed, or if they somehow do, that it will survive a single term. Bush tried it too, and you saw what happened.

    The big problem with passing on conservative religion is that it requires a complete lack of exposure to other ideas. That’s why religion insists that you teach children to be religious from day one. That’s the only reason that so many people remain religious. That failure to be exposed to other ideas and a natural tendency to copy the parents is what leads to that “cruise control” christian.

    The internet is going to kill that. We’re only just now beginning to see the effects it will have on the world. It’s only just reached approx 50% of America, via smartphones and other portable devices. When it hits 50% of the world in a year or two, I expect some massive changes on our planet. The internet defies control. Censorship results in little more than rerouting of information. If one channel gets blocked, 300 more open up. How corrosive that is going to be to religion is something I seriously doubt most people are willing to believe.

  47. Fen says:

    “history is filled with story after story of failed ‘utopias’ ”

    Yes. I remember reading something about a city dedicated to laying their false images. Gomorrah or somesuch.

  48. Valkyrie Ice says:

    A few things.

    BCI is not as plug and play as that. For one thing, all BCI today is read only. No BCI has yet been created to successfully feed signals to the brain. Even the neural interface for the most advanced hand yet created only uses the a very few of the nerves to provide rough touch feedback. For another, each brain is different, and every BCI interface has to undergo a period of training to understand the brain it is reading. Lastly, very few people are going to adopt a technology that requires opening your skull once or twice a year to upgrade. Until nanotech surgery is developed and such an interface can be made non-invasively, I don’t expect two way BCI to exist outside of labs.

    Secondly, due to the invention of printed electronics, most consumer electronics are going to get massively cheaper this decade. Printed electronics are both cheaper and faster to make than traditional electronics, and can be made on flexible substrates such as plastic, paper, cardboard, and cloth. As manufacturing of electronics switches from the current etched fiberglass board technology over to printing, they will be able to make items on demand for far cheaper than is possible today.

    Third. By replacing the copper used in current chip making processes with graphene, processors will be able to run at much faster speeds then presently while running cooler and using less power. If no other improvements occur, just a modern processor running at 15-20GHz speeds will turbocharge our available computing power. As the most sophisticated chip in existence is a 100 core processor running at 2 GHz, imagine what it could do at 10x speed. And somehow I doubt that the rest of the chip making process won’t improve as well.

    Fourth, humanoid robots are amazingly sophisticated right now. So much so that they can release THIS: http://www.wowwee.com/en/products/toys/robots/robotics/femisapien

    Let’s face it. Sexaroids are inevitable. Likely within a decade, almost certain in two. And with the explosion of knowledge in stemcell research, I expect they will even be cyborgs, robots with organic skins and sex organs. Uncanny Valley? What Uncanny Valley?

    It’s just that in America, they won’t be SOLD as sexbots. We’re too in love with euphemisms. They’ll be sold as “Maids” or “Domestic helpers”… they’ll just be fully functional in bed as well.

  49. Valkyrie Ice says:

    Actually, Sodom and Gomorrah were not destroyed for *sexual* wickedness. After all Lot freely offered his daughters to the crowd without a qualm.

    What they were destroyed for was a much bigger sin, one which is still a gigantic taboo to the nomadic cultures in the area. Inhospitality.

    You can slaughter your enemies on a field of battle, take their women to rape at will, murder their children and burn their tents…

    But if your enemy comes to your tents to visit, if you do not show him the absolute finest hospitality you can afford, wine, dine, and whatever, YOU are the one who will be condemned.

    Sodom and Gomorrah failed to show the angels hospitality. The fact that they wanted to rape them was completely besides the point. Lot was the sole person to be hospitable, which is why he was saved.

    But you don’t need to take my word for it. In Ezekiel 16:48-50 God compares Jerusalem to Sodom, saying “Sodom never did what you and your daughters have done.” He explains that the sin of Sodom was that “She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.” That’s straight from JHVH’s mouth.

    And I’m not about to contradict HIM. I may be a demoness, but I am not THAT crazy.

    Go and actually read your Bible before you make more idiotic moralizations based on false beliefs. Relying on others to tell you what is in there is probably not the wisest course of action if you really value your immortal soul. Luci does love leading people astray through misinformation you know.
    ; P

  50. Mark Plus says:

    The transmission of the tribe’s religious myths to the next generation also has to compete with the emergence of competitive new myths. Anyone who has encountered Twilight cultism will notice the resemblance to religious fanaticism. Girls want to read the Twilight novels, see the film adaptations and discuss the stories and characters so obsessively that some of them even risk defying their parents’ prohibitions against doing so. Because of the zero-sum nature of time management, all the hours these girls devote to the study of this new mythology have to come at the expense of learning and internalizing their parents’ religious beliefs.

  51. Rev. "Spike" Beasley says:

    Here here. EXACTLY.

    I’m so glad you explained that clearly and simply.

    My past experiences show me that it won’t matter – people want an “authority” to tell them what things mean – it’s much easier than drawing your own conclusions from your own research. Especially if one discovers questions along the way, or draws a different conclusion than the authority has told you. We risk appearing “foolish” at the risk of not growing. Growing hurts.

  52. Valkyrie Ice says:

    When people ask me why I abandoned my early life training to become a SBC Pastor, I tell them to read their bible.

    But don’t read it as the infallible word of god. Don’t whitewash it with the “everything in here is just and holy and right” brush of preconceived belief based on what you’ve been told to believe.

    Read it like you would any other book. Like the Silmarillion, Tolken’s collection of the myths and legends of Middle Earth. Like FICTION.

    There are some damn good stories in there. Some damn fine lessons we could all learn about life.

    But it’s mixed in with so much deceit, betrayal, lies, hatred, genocides and just down right “oh my god I wouldn’t let my kid read this” violence that I am amazed we have survived as a species with this as the primary holy book of much of the world.

    I’ve studied the bible for much of my life, in bits and pieces, in small bites and carefully selected verses. But in my late teens I was attending a cult busting class, and going thorough the list of how to identify a cult. As I was copying down the notes, it suddenly struck me THAT EVERY SINGLE TACTIC DESCRIBED HAD BEEN USED ON ME TO MAKE ME A CHRISTIAN.

    At which point I began to study a lot of things I had never bothered to look into before, like early church writings, historical studies of the evolution of Christianity, and many books on textual criticism. I discovered how little of what I had been taught matched either the reality of history, the reality of science, or even the reality of the Bible. Why was I being spoon fed the teachings of Paul, and Peter, over those of Christ? Why was I being told to live by the teachings of Justin the Martyr over the words of Jesus the Nazarene?

    Then as I studied non creationist science, I kept finding more and more evidence that so much of the teachings I had once believed flew in the face of solid scientific fact.

    I still believe in a supreme being. But not the mysogynistic, sadistic, monomanical being the Jews created to justify their arrogant presumption that they were the “Chosen Race” so many centuries ago. I still believe that Jesus was a great teacher, but not a god. And I still believe I am a demon, in the true, original meaning of the word, a muse on a mission.

    And that mission is simply the survival of the human race as we emerge from the dark ages of superstition and religious dictatorship into the unknowable future that lies beyond the Singularity. There is no one true way, and we are all walking our own spiritual paths to our destinies. It’s time we stopped listening to those who have led us astray for their own aggrandizement, and attempted to force us to become sheep for their shearing.

    I am not a sheep. I need no Shepard. I can find my own way to Unity. Like every human, I carry that spark of the divine within me, and it will guide me, just as J.C. tried to teach before others rewrote his words to suit their own agendas.

    We’ve been fledglings hiding in our private nest for too long. It’s time we grow up and face the future as intelligent, responsible adults. The Singularity is nothing more than that kick out of the nest that will force us to spread our wings and fly.

    I’m just a little Succubus who’s standing on the edge eager to jump XD

  53. Valkyrie Ice: LOVE your comment!
    -Dave Fitzgerald
    San Francisco Atheists
    The Atheist Film Festival

  54. The Doctor says:

    Val…

    Wow. I honestly do not know what to say other than that your comments have caused me to rethink over 20 years of my life. I honestly thought I was alone.

    I am curious about the comment where you were studying to be an SBC pastor. I did not think that the SBC ordained women, but I could be mistaken.

    Anyway, your comments are engaging and intellectually quite stimulating.

    I need to check this site more often, if for naught else but to follow your comments.

  55. Rev Shiroe Makabe says:

    I agree entirely with this statement, and Val (my mate) and I have been having a similar discussion since this article was posted. I think that as the future emerges, you will find new mythos and new religions cropping up around spiritualism and technology. As long as they know that the stars are in outer space and the sky is not a ceiling (both Jehovah and Jesus assert this in the Bible) maybe we will see religion turning out bright and intelligent INDIVIDUALS, and not brainwashed sheep and parrots. Of course, religion would not be religion without the organizer’s control.

    What’s needed for the future, however, especially a future with sexbots, people living thousands of years if not indefinitely, and the ability to assume any form, is individual spirituality. This means people who are self-aware and engaged in the present moment, people who recognize the connection of everything to each other and people who have self-control. These three things are learned by practicing spirituality, that is, the spiritual practices buried in our world religions; these include meditation, fasting, thought control, and most of all, introspection.

    Introspection is something most people are afraid of. Most people do not want to confront their flaws, ugly, naked, and in their face. Why confront yourself when you can identify with Jesus or Bella Swann instead? (I read those books, they were AWFUL.) These people will endure the singularity like a bad puberty, full of angst and anger at a changing world, because they’ve spent so much time worshiping other worlds, ancient, fictional, or of their own making, that they have been asleep all their lives.

    In fact, decrying the elements of the singularity as science fiction or immoral seems to be a religion all its own. When I first heard about it from Val, I didn’t believe in it either. However, over time I’ve come to accept it simply because I see the world around me changing in radical ways from when I was younger. I have a long-distance relationship with a guy I see every night, I read about people getting their eyes and limbs replaced, and been introduced to marvels such as Black Light Power. Our lives have become so complex that it’s impossible to make a blanket decision on morality. Technology has added so many things to society already that we’re on the path to singularity whether we like it or not.

    Sure, we’ll probably see teenage girls running around in the image of the heroine of the week and many copies of movie stars both old and new. But truthfully, what makes a man a man, his appearance or his soul?

  56. I didn’t write BCI, I wrote “machine/brain interface,” because I wasn’t referring only to the slightly narrower class of inventions described by BCIs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain%E2%80%93computer_interface#BCI_versus_neuroprosthetics

    Something doesn’t have to plug straight into a neuron to interface with the brain. The peripheral nervous system has been used to help translate between the brain and a machine for quite some time. As the various technologies evolve they will work their way up whatever pathway they currently interact with until they reach the brain.

    It is ironic that you are posting on a futurist website, and that you have written eloquently about future technology, but that your rebuttal to “things will work a certain way in the future” is “things don’t work that way right now.” The nervous system has been directly stimulated by computers; for example http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_prosthetic

    I think your tangent about printed electronics was supposed to support the idea that sex robots will be so cheap and easy to make that we will use a lot of them, in contrast to my assertion that they will never be competitive compared to generic brain/machine interface systems. That is like saying a Bop It will be more popular than a Mac.

    Large mechanical systems (humanoid robots) will always be more specialized than small software systems (brain/machine interfaces). Basically, for a sexbot to get you off it would have to actually do all the things a human would have to do, but for a computer to get you off it would only have to simulate all the things a human would do. If it can do that, it can do anything else, so the computer system will be more useful than the robotic system. This will ensure that the cost is lower because it will be a better investment. Instead of carrying around a screen, we’ll just plug in and see the computer’s output inside our heads. We will be able to surf the net, watch a movie, or experience a swim in the English Channel as easily as experience a sex simulation. This will be a far more popular masturbatory aid than a full-sized robot that has to be hosed down and stored in the closet in between uses.

  57. Valkyrie Ice says:

    They don’t.

    But then again, at the time, I was still hiding what I had known to be true since early childhood. I had learned at a very early age to hide my femininity from everyone because when I had first tired to talk to a psychologist at nine about how much I felt like a girl, I was immediately dismissed as a whole slew of other causes, because after all, I couldn’t really be a girl, that horrible cursed by god sex, when I had been blessed with being born male, right?

    I spent over twenty years of my life trying to come to terms with having been born male, with having to hide and conceal who I was from everyone, and with trying to deny what I knew to be true.

    And since then, science has found out that what I felt was an actual physical fact. I have a woman’s mind stuck in a mans body. My brain chemistry is that of a woman, my thought patterns are feminine, and even my development in the womb had been different that a “males”.

    Which basically meant that I was what I was because my genetic lottery had made me such. By the thoughts of the SBC, I was how God had made me.

    A woman… stuck in the wrong body.

    My opinions about gender equality are based entirely on my experiences in BOTH realms. I have never been a male online, so for twenty years I have been exposed to how women are treated, objectified, denigrated, and dismissed simply for the fact that they are women.

    But you know what? They are still a higher class of citizen than I am. Simply because they were born without the conflicts I have had to cope with all my life, both men and women look down on me and those like me. I’m a “threat” to their prejudices about sex and gender. I have little doubt that knowledge of my status is going to garner negative commentary from people who will automatically classify me as an abomination. It always has.

    Now that I’m forty, I simply have stopped giving a damn. I don’t care what anyone thinks about my femininity, or my desire to become a succubus. I’ve been dissed and dismissed my whole life, it won’t be anything new.

    I write as a woman, because I am a woman. My external appearance is as meaningless now as everyone’s will be in a future where sex, skin, and basically every other external appearance will be a matter of choice.

    I spent nearly 30 years finding my way to where I am now. I may have to wait another 30 to become who I have always been internally, but I’ve spent too long watching the technology grow towards exactly that sort of future to doubt it’s occurrence. Until then, I will as always keep a watch on the development of technology, and the progress of the Singularity.

    I simply think of it as being ahead of the curve. XDDDD

  58. Valkyrie Ice says:

    I’m not using an “we can’t do it now so we won’t ever” argument. I am using the simple fact that of the two choices, one if FAR FURTHER DEVELOPED than the other.

    Direct pleasure center stimulation so far has appeared to universally been proven very bad for the recipient. The monkeys starved to death in pleasure comas, the woman who had it suffered similar effects including failure to take care of her self and the development of abrasion sores on her fingers from constant using of the device. As such, right now, it seems SAFE use of direct stimulation is very far off. Wireheading may be an unavoidable aspect of the future, but I’d like to see it wait till we can maybe stand a chance of making a safer alternative first.

    It is quite possible we will have a breakthrough in direct feed to neural net interface, but the developmental stages at the current time appear to be far too limited for what you are talking about. You are basically describing a system which may be 15-30 years away still, while Hank and I are talking about just around the bend possibilities. The “tangent” was indeed to show how those costs may come down immensely, and make it even more feasible.

    Essentially, what it comes down to is level of feasibility, and technical capability, not which is more cost effective in the long run. A full sensorium VR sex avatar would indeed be far more economical, but the likelihood of one arriving BEFORE a sexbot is pretty small.

    There is a vast difference in our technical capability to create the two systems. One we COULD do today, the other is still pretty far off before we even have proof of concept.

    Yes, I know how many people desperately want Matrix level VR… but it ain’t coming anytime soon. Sexbots and VR lenses may not be the desperately awaited full sensorium VR, but they are good enough technology to get started with. And they will LEAD to further developments.

    And making a sexbot that could clean itself would not be that terribly hard an engineering challenge.

    It may not be what you WANT… but it’s what you can get now.

    Unless of course, you have some data about neural interfaces which is inaccessible to a websearch which says otherwise. I’d love to have sophisticated Direct Neural Interfaces. StimSim would rock.

  59. Anonymous says:

    misogyny???

    is that what it is, or is it just the fact that women have become so insufferable and unbearable that men would gladly chose to replace them with one of these sexbots?

    the vast majority of the people who purchase these machines will be men, as women will no longer be able to afford them since men will have stopped marrying women, giving them access to their money via the divorce and alimony rackets.

    thats right you heard me and you can scream and whine about misogyny all you want, but the fact remains that men keep civilization running, and women leech off of men, every bridge, scyscraper and hospital you see was erected and maintained by men, and the financial proceeds from this where garnered by men, and (only) then where they transferred to women in exchange for sex and/or the promise of the possibility of sex.

    when this stops, due to the fact that a man will be able to have sex whenever and however he wants, who exactly will women leech and mooch off of then?

    the statistics consistently show, that men make the most amount of money in any successful society and women spend the vast majority of it, as evidenced by the fact that virtually all advertising is directed in some way shape or form towards women. but what will happen when women have to work for themselves without the addendum of hard earned male prosperity as a safety net, and facilitator of their discretionary income’s?

    i have no inherent malice towards anybody male or female..

    but women hear this…

    for possibly the first time ever, women will be cast out into the cold unforgiving world of REAL equality that men have always lived in, and youll either sink or swim…. except this time there wont be a bunch of indoctrinated men to go down with the ship, while you pack onto lifeboats.

    men for once will be free of any obligations to women, and then if you want to enjoy masculinity ever again, you better come with some humble kind words, and obedience because for the first time, we will truly only need woman for procreation from here on out.

  60. Anonymous says:

    Well, it’s nice to think what that might do for birth control anyway. And I do like what that commenter said about objectification being part of our sexuality. I agree that we humans can’t escape it, that it’s part of human nature.

  61. m says:

    Why do you want women to obey you?

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