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Arts 2018, 7(2), 15; doi:10.3390/arts7020015

Re: Sex-Bots—Let Us Look before We Leap

Space Machines Corporation, 3443 Esplanade Ave., Suite 438, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Received: 2 January 2018 / Revised: 12 March 2018 / Accepted: 12 March 2018 / Published: 10 April 2018
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With the understanding that a substantial commerce in sexually-enabled robots represents a plunge into the unknown for humankind, and at the “deep end of the pool”—i.e., involving one of the most important, complex, and problem-ridden aspects of human existence—it is the goal of this brief opinion piece to help ensure that we remain aware as a society of some of the potential pitfalls—these, as is quite appropriate for an opinion piece of this kind, illustrated via negative but plausible scenarios—and presented as well in the light of the multi-dimensional aspect of human sexuality; and with the reality of a certain level of risk associated with sex-bots having been established, there are presented in conclusion some potentially strategic considerations for those professionals who find themselves involved with their design, production, and/or marketing. View Full-Text
Keywords: sexually-enabled robot; sex-bot; sex; sexuality; inherited disease resistance; DNA repair; bastard muses; robotic caregiver; open source AI; open source robotics sexually-enabled robot; sex-bot; sex; sexuality; inherited disease resistance; DNA repair; bastard muses; robotic caregiver; open source AI; open source robotics
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