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Robot Future of the Day: A pair of scientists in New Zealand are predicting that the brothels of the future will be staffed by robot prostitutes. In a research paper on the sex industry, “Robots, Men And Sex Tourism,” Ian Yeoman and Michelle Mars believe that by 2050, clients will pay nearly $10,000 for an all-inclusive evening that features everything from lap dances to intercourse from “a range of sexual gods and goddesses of different ethnicity, body shapes, ages, languages, and sexual features.”

If the reality is anything like this clever preview by the Taiwanese animators at NMA, progress won’t be pretty.


Posted at 11:58am and tagged with: tech, technology, robots,.

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    IMHO #208: Android Hookers Why?! Are people just not even trying to find an actual person to talk to and maybe spend the...
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    Hookers, robots, robot hookers, crazy Taiwanese animation! SOLD!
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    This is crazy
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    Those foolish kiwis (gotta specify; there’s plenty that aren’t) haven’t heard of the term “uncanny valley”, have they…
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    speechless.. wtf? lololol