Robots Could Be the Future of Prostitution
Posted by: Myk Likhov
Wow wow wow. This is an article my mom forwarded me and I’m totally blown away–a scholarly work envisioning the sex trade of the future mashed up with robotics. The authors predict that in the 2040s, “slutty robots” will take the place of real prostitutes in an Amsterdam brothel.
Not making this up. Predictions are based on sex industry growth, the human fascination with physical beauty, social reforms to combat human trafficking, and the belief that people would be more open and honest about paying for sex with robots than paying for sex with humans.
It’s a totally entertaining article. In fact, I’m thinking of making a bid for the movie rights to the research paper and then doing a Kickstarter campaign to fund it. A cross between Blade Runner and Cherry 2000 (a B-move from 1987). Let me know if you’re interested in supporting that effort ;)!! Here’s the article:
Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com
Researchers believe that one day prostitutes might lose their grip on the underground sex realm to robots.
The slutty robots would become the apple of the eye for those wanting to partake in the sex-for-profit industry in 2050, according to Australian researchers Ian Yeoman, management professor, and Michelle Mars, sexologist.
They wrote in a journal called Futures that they envision an Amsterdam sex club called “Yub-Yum” that is littered with robot women, who will be “sexual gods and goddesses of different ethnicities, body shapes, ages, languages and sexual features.”
“It is modern and gleaming with about 100 scantily clad blonde and brunettes parading around in exotic G-strings and lingerie,” the researchers wrote. “Entry costs $10,000 for an all inclusive service.”
They predict that an increase in human trafficking in the sex industry during the 2040s will help drive this future industry, as well as an increase in incurable sexually transmitted infections.
Yeoman and Mars also predict the future club will be voted the world’s best massage parlor by the U.N. World Tourism Organization.
But, the acclimation for the future club does not just revolve around sex. The researchers envision that the club will receive awards for its technology and innovation in robotics, including “the prestigious ISO iRobotSEX award.”
“The most popular model is Irina, a tall, blonde, Russian exotic species who is popular with Middle Eastern businessmen,” the researchers wrote in their vision about the sex industry future.
They said the androids will be made of bacteria resistant fiber and flushed for human fluids, guaranteeing no sexual transmitted diseases are transferred between the slutty machinery and its human lover.
They also believe that human prostitutes will be complaining that they are unable to compete on both price and quality, forcing many to quit the business altogether.
“All in all, the regeneration of Amsterdam’s sex industry has been about the success of the new breed of sex worker,” the researchers conclude. “Even clients feel guilt free as they actually haven’t had sex with a real person and therefore don’t have to lie to their partner.”
Yeoman and Mars said they came up with their predictions based on the growth of the sex industry, the human fascination with physical beauty, and the predicted social reforms to combat human trafficking.
They hypothesize that another reason for popularity in this industry in the future is that people would be more open and honest about paying for sex with robots than paying for sex with humans. Also, more spouses may be open to the idea of their significant others going after a sexbot, rather than a real human hooker, according to the researchers.
The two researchers said they centered their paper on the Amsterdam sex trade because of the city’s long history as a sex tourism destination.
This entry was posted on Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 9:08 am and is filed under What I read today.