I haven’t tried it myself, but something like this: Sex robots are silicone dolls that can move and that have an algorithm built into them so that you can communicate with them – verbally and physically. The sexual experience is increasingly technically perfected: the voices become more realistic, movements become more technically precise. The developments are not very far yet, but they are clearly casting their shadows ahead.
Indeed, it cannot be ruled out that future sexual experiences with robots will not be very different from sex with humans. Or a step further: maybe much better than with people.
I’m afraid that, on average, sex is much less erotically charged than it suggests in your question. Eroticism would be simulated by these new “whats” just as it has been simulated for thousands of years in the world’s oldest trade. And remember, you are dealing with perfect bodies, not a gram of fat too much or a little plump if you like that. You can write down the desired size of various body openings or the length of the penis when placing your order. Scandinavian blonde, Asian, black? You can order anything. And by the way, they are always available to the user for sex.
Thomas Beschorner is Professor of Business Ethics and Director of the Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St.Gallen.
Robots will change us humans and our coexistence as humans, and even raise fundamental questions about being human. With regard to sex with robots, for example, it can be assumed that we will be more willing to experiment once we can try out certain things “first” with robots. In the area of gender and sexual orientation in particular, today’s conventional boundaries can then become much more fluid.
Partnerships could take on a new dimension and value when sexual satisfaction and security takes place with robots. Then the topic of sex will lose importance for a relationship, while other values will gain in importance. At the same time, it will be interesting to see if there will be something like jealousy of the new companions.
Yes. Especially when the robots have a high degree of self-similarity to humans, we will develop empathy and empathy for these things – and at the same time also emotions such as envy or anger, possibly even affection and love. The more they are like us, the more likely we are to treat them as we would with a fellow human being.