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[Engadget/TOI] Robots to be our lovers by 2050, not just in Massachussetts

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Robots to be our lovers by 2050, not just in Massachussetts

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Remember when you were a kid and you told your friends that you totally loved your new computer, and some little luddite looked at you and said, "So why don't you marry it?" There was that brief moment when you thought your Commodore 64 could, in fact, make a nice spouse. If not, move along. If so, David Levy told participants at a conference last week that we would all be having loving relationships with robots by 2050, not just trysts in Massachussetts. He predicts that we'll have robots as sex toys within five years and true, deep relationships later on. Some robots already kiss, some seem to hate, but Levy says we'll have emotional relationships based on conversation by mid-century. Until that time, remember your C64, your first true love. She / he remembers you, you selfish jerk.

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Romantic human-robot relationships are no longer the stuff of science fiction - researchers expect them to become reality within four decades.

And they do not mean simply, mechanical sex. "I am talking about loving relationships about 40 years from now," David Levy, author of the book Love + sex with robots, said at an international conference held last week at the University of Maastricht in the south east of the country.

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post #2 of 100
ok kinda freaky
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This thread is going no where fast.
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post #4 of 100
This is going to cause the extinction of mankind.

If we can all marry spouses that can be turned off whenever they piss us off then why marry a living biological female?

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sexy
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post #6 of 100
Lol, soon the human race will be extinct, and robots rule the world =O
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post #7 of 100
Think what will happen to old people....
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post #8 of 100
I'd tap that.

lolwut!!!!
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I hope they're upgradeable. Having a totally proprietary system would suck majorly.
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I'll be 72 when these come out --- sweet retirement gift.
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