This whole concept of programming synthetic skinned “Roxxxy the sexbot” with AI ‘personality’ put me over the edge in surreal and creepy ‘yougawdabefreakinkiddingme’ mode…AND that was even BEFORE I heard about acting out rape fantasies in this ‘world’s first life-size robotic girlfriend.” Ugh.
I’m usually a ‘to each his/her own’ kinda gal, but this smacks of objectification in the same tenor as the ‘cyborg’ Heineken campaign I wrote about awhile back, taking it up a notch by turning it into reality “…I sure don’t want MY daughter perceived as a human coaster or a lap to rest a beer upon, much less have a mini-keg spring from her womb in servile cyborg style like this opportunistic objectification.
Women positioned as “futuristic beer delivery systems?
”‘targeting’ kids, but they’re getting splashed in the backwash of behavioral messaging.
The other issue that comes to mind is the sex with the robot itself. The SF Chronicle has a great article about this if you want to read more…
The robot just lies there, in a submissive position, and does nothing. I have nothing against men or women being sexual, and sex toys that help people masturbate or pleasure a partner are not wrong. Or is it a way for men to get all the “perks” of sexual intercourse without the messy ordeal of dealing with another person?
IF you cannot get the embedded video to work, you can watch the clip here).