If you think you can’t live without your devices now, just wait. Technology is already paving the way for a future filled with robot-derived pleasure.
In her recent blog for The Huffington Post, Dr. Helen Driscoll, a senior psychology lecturer and researcher at the University of Sunderland in the U.K., predicted that attitudes toward sexual relationships with robots will change as technologies that would enable it improve.
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“As robotic sexual technology advances, it is also likely that social norms about sex and relationships will change in the future,” Driscoll said. “Robophilia may be alien now, but could be normal in the near future as attitudes evolve with technology.”
Fortunately, there are already a plethora of emerging technologies that could be harbingers of robot-enhanced good times to come. If robot sex is the future, here are a few reasons that the future may be coming sooner than you’d think.
1. Drones May Already Be Watching You Bone
“Surveillance” sounds scary, but “voyeurism” can be super-erotic. Just ask the creators of Drone Boning, a short film that captures couples getting carnal in the Northern California countryside.
Although it’s mainly aimed at having a good time, the music video raises questions about privacy in the era of high-tech surveillance. It’s also a fresh take on porn from an unexpected angle, using a technology that’s quickly becoming commonplace. Eyes to the skies, lovers.