Technology you will agree with me has been a blessing to mankind, not just for the fact that it makes our jobs easy and stress free, but for the fact that it has set a pace for more research and discoveries in our world today.
Robots in various forms now play major roles in many industries today, we have even seen human like robots doing tedious to simple jobs in firms, factories, industries, plantation and even homes, some even participate in sporting activities like chess, soccer training etc the list goes on and on, and so with research and development. Most Robots are now being produced with the aim of making them behave and think like humans, a feat which many believed was impossible in the past but now possible with the emergence of Artificial Intelligence.
Artificial Intelligence, is an ideal “intelligent” machine, that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal. Colloquially, the term “artificial intelligence” is applied when a machine mimics “cognitive” functions that humans associate with other human minds, such as “learning” and “problem solving”, according to Wikipedia. These artificial intelligence range from the navigators in our cars, auto pilot in airplanes, to robots that engage us in discussions.
The amazing thing is, machines or robots are not just being produced to talk to humans, or complete difficult tasks around us but, some researchers are now working on robots that can in fact become active sexual partners to humans, unlike the sex dolls which made their first appearance some years back and were widely accepted across the globe. The difference between the sex doll and a humanoid robot is that, sex dolls don’t move around, can’t talk except for controlled sounds they make, and the limit to what they can actually do in bed. The humanoid robot however, can do virtually everything a human does in bed. Did I hear you say hmmmm?
Well, Ian Pearson, a futurologist, has predicted that sex with humanoid robots which are already being produced will become a common practice by 2035. In fact, high-income groups could begin to use some forms of robot sex as early as 2025, before the practice overtakes sex between humans fully by 2050. He added that although, many people will find it difficult accepting it but it is bound to become a part of our lives, as many are beginning to embrace other forms of robot like sex toys, especially in the porn industry.
His report on the future of sex has been published in partnership with Bondara, one of UK’s leading sex toy shops “A lot of people will still have reservations about sex with robots at first but gradually as they get used to them, as the AI and mechanical behaviour and their feel improves, and they start to become friends with strong emotional bonds, that squeamishness will gradually evaporate, While some people will enthusiastically embrace relationship-free robot sex as soon as they can afford one, as early as 2025, it won’t have much chance of overtaking sex with humans overall until 2050.” said Pearson.
Wondering if Nigerians will embrace this? I do not know my people, but with the rise and acceptance of technology in our World today, Nigeria especially, we can not undermine the possibility of Nigerians embrace this one as well, however, I am pretty sure no Nigerian man or woman would want to lose their place to a robot.