What about the male robots? Why only woman robots? Not really getting this either. Must innovation be confined to MEN who travel to pay for sex? Do they really deserve the benefits of this technology?
Finally, what about a new type of person that will PREFER sex with robots? I may need to coin another word to go along with IGNOGANT.
I've got it - ROBOSEXUAL. Use it in a sentence? Okay. In 100 years they will say "America was destroyed by a new master race of robosexuals as childbirth dwindled to zero." We end with a whimper, not a bang. Heh.
Sex workers in Amsterdam will have a hard time finding work if two New Zealand academics' vision of the future comes true.
"In 2050, Amsterdam's red light district will all be about android prostitutes who are clean of sexual transmitted infections, not smuggled in from Eastern Europe and forced into slavery, the city council will have direct control over android sex workers controlling prices, hours of operations and sexual services," write futurologist Ian Yeoman and sexologist Michelle Mars.
The duo's paper, Robots, Men And Sex Tourism, published in the journal Futures, centres on an imaginary future sex club in Amsterdam called Yub-Yum.
It posits that sex tourists will dish out big cash for all-inclusive robot sex romps.
This will be a big win for Amsterdam, they say, as the city will keep drawing huge swaths of randy tourists willing to empty their pockets, but avoid all the downsides, like drugs, violence and underage exploitation.
The sex-bots will even be made from bacteria resistant fibre, the Victoria University of Wellington academics predict.