“I want to talk to you about …… I cheated on a robot.” Do you think this is a fictional plot? This scene is vaguely reminiscent of the intimate relationship between Jaquan Phoenix and an artificially intelligent computer man in the movie “Her” directed by Spike Jonze, which could become a reality. It is no coincidence that when the LP phenomenon triggered by Japanese otaku’s passionate love for the game “Love Follows” and the romance between Lars and the inflatable doll in “Inflatable Love” took place, companion robots caught our attention like a light spring breeze.
Companion robots fulfill many fantasies
If we were to become lovers with our companion robots, and they would talk like Westworld, would we still see them as mere objects? First, theologian and ethicist Veronique Magrone must define the concept: “We do not love each other to be faithful; we are faithful because that faithfulness is in the service of our love.” They are not just a love doll.
The author of Loyalty and Betrayal insists, “Infidelity would be a betrayal of a word.” Masturbatory fantasies and partner robots have little to do with it all. She says, “Fantasy is usually nonconsensual, and it allows people to get away with it.” Physical sex dolls, intelligent or not, are just tools for a purpose, nothing more. Lawrence, a professor and researcher at the French Laboratory of Mechanics and Engineering Sciences and author of the book Robots and Humans: Myth, Fantasy and Reality, seems to hold the same view. “To fall in love with a robot is to fall in love with an object. It satisfies the unilateral need of a person trying to establish a relationship with another person. What is interesting in this relationship is the reciprocity that increases the emotional perception of enjoyment and frustration.
Love is more human if it arises in a relationship with the opposite sex. Falling in love with a robot is like a most transient relationship. Because robots are always machines. It’s like a fetish, a strong attachment to something that started today, like some people’s addiction to high heels.
These robots look like people and resonate with people, like Boston Dynamics’ Atlas, a humanoid robot launched in 2016 that can walk in the snow, get up on its own after a fall and adapt to all kinds of new environments. Lawrence recalls, “Someone knocked the robot down and it acted like it was in pain, but it didn’t actually do that. The fact that the object is moving creates more empathy.” The more they resemble humans, the more often this happens, but they have no intrinsic nature and at best simulate pain.
A distrust of humanity
What if you fall in love with a companion robot? Let us not forget that many Japanese geeks claim to love computer characters or physical dolls. Robots are stand-ins for responding to what we want,” says Lawrence. It’s not just love, it’s addiction.” But sometimes addiction can be a scam. When you choose to leave the people around you and decide to live with them, it’s a form of infidelity. For many people, falling in love with a robot is a sign of an impoverished mind.
Today, technology is not enough to replicate the complexity of human discussions. There is still a long way to go, but by 2050, everything will change. David Levy, author of Sex with Robots, predicts that artificial intelligence will enable people to live out their fantasies. We will no longer be able to distinguish between intelligent robots and human minds, even physically.
Sleep with, interact with and feel love with a machine that looks like the plot of a science fiction movie. But for now, our lovedollshops offer robotic sex dolls to start the first step. For more details about the automatic oral sex feature, along with a variety of full-size sex dolls and torso sex dolls you can choose from, you’ll find a different kind of love here.