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Wed Sep 16, 2015, 05:04 AM

Robot sex would lead to objectification and mistreatment of women [View all]

http://gizmodo.com/dont-have-sex-with-robots-say-ethicists-1730866985

Robot ethicists have launched the Campaign Against Sex Robots, seeking a ban on the development of robotic sexytimes.

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Robot ethicists Kathleen Richardson of De Montfort University and Erik Billing from University of Skövde are the co-creators of the Campaign Against Sex Robots, which seeks to bring awareness to the issue and proposes a robot sex ban. They compare it to similar campaigns that seek to limit development of “killer” robots. Richardson and Billing believe that sex robots will degrade human relationships and reinforce a view of women as sexual objects.

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We believe the development of sex robots further objectifies women and children.
The development of sex robots and the ideas to support their production show the immense horrors still present in the world of prostitution which is built on the “perceived” inferiority of women and children and therefore justifies their uses as sex objects.
We propose that the development of sex robots will further reduce human empathy that can only be developed by an experience of mutual relationship.


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I do not agree at all with the author's attempt to find a reasonable middle.

We’re moving towards a future of sex with robots whether we like it or not. An outright ban would simply empower a new kind of robot pimp and create an unregulated robot sex black market where anything goes. Why not push for reasonable regulations instead, like ensuring the robots are secure against malware, must look/act of legal age, and establishing legal minimum ages (18+) to use their services?

Why do I not agree? Because legalization and regulation of sex-robots will mean precisely jack-shit for the human victims this shift in culture will cause.

How tricky will it be to get a sex-robot with the 3D-printed face of a celebrity?
A random girl you saw on the internet?
A co-worker you talk to every day?
That heartless slut that is your ex-girlfriend/ex-wife?

And how will this sex-robot react during sex?
Will it moan? What if it turns you on when the sex-robot doesn't moan but make other "noises"?
Will it willingly embrace you as a lover? What if it turns you on when the sex-robot doesn't willingly embrace you?

How long will it take until psychopaths discover that they can use sex-robots to indulge in their rape- and mutilation-fantasies instead of seeking psychological treatment?
Sure, the psychopath will rape/mutilate a sex-robot instead of a woman, but what happens if he is faced with the question whether or not to rape/mutilate a woman?

How long until "underage" sex-robots show up on the black market, so pedophiles can indulge in their irregular sexual urges instead of seeking psychological treatment?
Sure, the pedophile will fuck a sex-robot instead of a child, but what happens if he is faced with the question whether or not to fuck a child?

How are people supposed to learn to treat sexual partners as people if their sexual partners are obedient pieces of "PlasticFlesh"TM) that are willing to spread their legs whenever the human has the urge to get an orgasm?




And lastly:
Would you be comfortable with your face on a sex-robot? A dear friend's face on a sex-robot? Your wife's/husband's face on a sex-robot? Your child's face on a sex-robot?

It's Rule 34, baby: If technology can turn something into porn, IT WILL turn it into porn.

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