Turned On: The Science and Psychology of Sex Robots

Turned On The Science and Psychology of Sex Robots The idea of the seductive sex robot is the stuff of myth legend and science fiction From the ancient Greeks to twenty first century movies robots in human form have captured our imagination our hop

  • Title: Turned On: The Science and Psychology of Sex Robots
  • Author: Kate Devlin
  • ISBN: 9781472950895
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The idea of the seductive sex robot is the stuff of myth, legend and science fiction From the ancient Greeks to twenty first century movies, robots in human form have captured our imagination, our hopes and our fears But beyond the fantasies there are real and fundamental questions about our relationship with technology as it moves into the realm of robotics ArtificialThe idea of the seductive sex robot is the stuff of myth, legend and science fiction From the ancient Greeks to twenty first century movies, robots in human form have captured our imagination, our hopes and our fears But beyond the fantasies there are real and fundamental questions about our relationship with technology as it moves into the realm of robotics Artificial intelligence raises very real concerns Sexual activity is central to our very existence it shapes how we think, how we act and how we live With advances in technology come machines that may one day think independently What will happen to us when we form close relationships with these intelligent systems Chapter by chapter, this book will build on the science and the philosophy surrounding our most intimate relationship with technology The scene is set with the history of the artificial sexual companion, then goes on to explore the modern robot and the twentieth century sci fi that promised us our own robot slaves An explanation of artificial intelligence and the urge to create sentient machines delves into our own psychology how does desire affect our own behavior, and can we become attached to an inanimate object Can robots make society a better place And what can go wrong Sex robots are here, and here to stay and are coming This book explores how the emerging and future development of sexual companion robots might affect us, and our society It explores the social changes arising from emerging technologies, and our relationships with the machines that may someday care for us and about us.

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