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Sex robots the future of sex tourism: Academics
Edmonton Sun ^ | 4/19/12 | QMI Agency

Posted on 04/19/2012 2:43:32 PM PDT by Nachum

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at edmontonsun.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: future; robots; sex; tourism
There is... ahem, a survey at the site.
1 posted on 04/19/2012 2:43:35 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Frank Zappa's Joe's Garage spoofs this concept.

'Sy Borg'

2 posted on 04/19/2012 2:45:55 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: lormand
'Sy Borg'

Or

Sigh Borg?

3 posted on 04/19/2012 2:47:40 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: lormand

give me de chromium cob..........


4 posted on 04/19/2012 2:48:05 PM PDT by Razwan (Yeah, yeah, I know...Razwan, member since 30 June 2000)
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To: Razwan

“You have just destroyed one model XQJ-37 Nuclear Powered Pan- Sexual Roto-Plooker “


5 posted on 04/19/2012 2:51:12 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Nachum

6 posted on 04/19/2012 2:51:12 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: N. Theknow

http://www.lyricsdepot.com/frank-zappa/sy-borg.html


7 posted on 04/19/2012 2:52:32 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Nachum

Once there’s robots for that that kind of tourism is dead, why travel to Amsterdam for a sex robot when you can just order one from Amazon for home delivery, free with Prime membership.


8 posted on 04/19/2012 2:53:35 PM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: fhayek

9 posted on 04/19/2012 2:54:06 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Nachum
It's been done.
10 posted on 04/19/2012 2:55:53 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazamataz

We need an expert opinion.


11 posted on 04/19/2012 2:56:01 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This place is nuts.)
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To: Nachum
Funny how they say “android” prostitutes . . . androids have a male physical appearance. Gynoids have a female physical appearance.
12 posted on 04/19/2012 2:56:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Lazamataz

A minute too late.


13 posted on 04/19/2012 2:56:39 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This place is nuts.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Raised on a farm were you, Joe?


14 posted on 04/19/2012 2:56:57 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Nachum
Its been done already


15 posted on 04/19/2012 2:57:42 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Joe 6-pack

4 nozzles? Is that what’s called a gang bang?


16 posted on 04/19/2012 2:58:07 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: Nachum
A robot? Metal? Wait. There was a song about this in the 70's. Love hurts.....

I'll pass.

17 posted on 04/19/2012 2:58:35 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency)
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To: Nachum

The secret service will be pleased with this info. If Obama had a robot, it would look like Z20543.


18 posted on 04/19/2012 2:59:10 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Nachum

It's an interesting topic to think about - I'm wholly against the sex trade but would robots be acceptable to me? Would it still lead to people basing their lives around a biological function (gays, sex addicts, adulterers, etc) or would it just be an advanced form of masturbation?

Would it become popular for wives to buy their husbands a sex robot for their anniversary? Or vice-versa? Would they advance the societal slide into degeneration or serve as a stopgap making sex just like a pill to take allowing society to move away from its sexual obsessions?

19 posted on 04/19/2012 2:59:16 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: Nachum
Just don't get attached to a model that is hard to find parts for....


20 posted on 04/19/2012 2:59:40 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: Nachum

The movie “AI” had sexbots, in fact one of the main characters was such a unit.


21 posted on 04/19/2012 3:00:16 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: fhayek

Nah...just a believer in using “off the shelf” technology :-)


22 posted on 04/19/2012 3:00:33 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Lazamataz

Cherry 2000

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kckEEQKXaCU


23 posted on 04/19/2012 3:00:49 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Fembots!


24 posted on 04/19/2012 3:03:53 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Teflonic
It's an interesting topic to think about

At our age, not really..........

25 posted on 04/19/2012 3:11:40 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Would I like to be young again? No, I worked too hard to get here, I don't want to do it again)
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To: Nachum

The topic of sex-androids has gotten a lot of, er, play in SF over the years.

Does anyone remember “Westworld?”

Or Darryl Hannah, who played Priss, “a standard pleasure model” in Blade Runner?


26 posted on 04/19/2012 3:13:46 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: sjmjax
My first thoughts on seeing this thread were of "Cherry 2000". One of my favorites.

Pamela Gidley played the girl robot.


27 posted on 04/19/2012 3:39:42 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Nachum

Sex Robots or “Gynoids” will only be mainstream once they can be programmed to do housekeeping shores around the house.

Then a wife will never have to claim “I have a headache” or “I don’t want to do dishes” the robot maid who is also a sex robot will take care of it all for her.

Of course then the wife will demand that she has a “Male Sexbot” to service her and perform the chores around the house that the man was supposed to do like cleaning the gutters or mowing the lawn. This will lead to having two robots in the house.

So then you will have a husband and wife essentially cheating in the open on each other using robots... Of course what happens when the two robots have fulfilled the roles of the humans that they were meant to replace? Why keep the humans around, both the robots can have sex with each other over wi-fi (as it can be “virtualized”) and will not need humans at all to take care of the house.

So the humans will then get kicked out of the house and you will have two horny robots banging each other over wi-fi billions of times a day while they are doing all the housekeeping....

Progress indeed....

We will have made ourselves obsolete...


28 posted on 04/19/2012 3:40:17 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: discostu

[ Once there’s robots for that that kind of tourism is dead, why travel to Amsterdam for a sex robot when you can just order one from Amazon for home delivery, free with Prime membership. ]

One has to wonder if sex robots in the middle east will have to be covered in a burqua?

Also since sheep don’t wear burquas why would a sex bot have to?

Also, if you send you sex robot down to the local bazaar for a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread and it gets raped does a play back of it’s computer memory equal the same weight in court as having six witnesses to a rape or does it count the same as a biological women which would mean you couldn’t sue the robo rapists for property damage...

Would a sex robot in the middle east have more value as property than women because women in the middle east are as valued as dirt and the sex robot would be more expensive?

I am half curious to “ask an imam” about this....


29 posted on 04/19/2012 3:46:48 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Nachum

51% Androids who dream of electric sheep

22% Give me reality or give me death

26% ABO - Any Battery Orgasm - as long as I can pretend it is real.


30 posted on 04/19/2012 3:49:56 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Teflonic

[ It’s an interesting topic to think about - I’m wholly against the sex trade but would robots be acceptable to me? Would it still lead to people basing their lives around a biological function (gays, sex addicts, adulterers, etc) or would it just be an advanced form of masturbation? ]

All I know is that China had better get cracking on this because there is going to be a lot of young men without women in that country and they will need women folk, be they biological or android. If they don’t the Chinese are going to become a powder keg in the next 20 to 40 years as their men get desperate.


31 posted on 04/19/2012 3:50:32 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

“One has to wonder if sex robots in the middle east will have to be covered in a burqua?”

They have detachable heads if you get bored with your old unit.


32 posted on 04/19/2012 3:51:09 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Got Chunky Milk?


33 posted on 04/19/2012 3:53:24 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: discostu

I want the model disguised as a gun cleaning and shooting device for my man cave.


34 posted on 04/19/2012 3:55:18 PM PDT by mcshot (Friends of A. Breitbart concerned by removal of US flags near the Presidential podium.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“The topic of sex-androids has gotten a lot of, er, play in SF over the years.”

Westworld, Futureworld, Blade Runner, Serenity.


35 posted on 04/19/2012 4:12:13 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Nachum

36 posted on 04/19/2012 4:13:50 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Teflonic

“Would it become popular for wives to buy their husbands a sex robot for their anniversary?”

Would wives buy robots that looked like them for their husbands and just let them have a go at the robot when they had a “headache”? Would in-the-closet homosexuals get caught using their wive’s robots? Would it be legal for pedophiles to get robots that looked like little kids?

This would open the door to a lot of weirdness, that is for sure, which is saying a lot, considering how weird the world is already!


37 posted on 04/19/2012 4:15:19 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: sjmjax

If I can get one that looks like Melanie... sign me up!


38 posted on 04/19/2012 4:16:05 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: MikeSteelBe

Who was the sex android in “Serenity”?


39 posted on 04/19/2012 4:18:47 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Nachum
Hmmmm...I can see robot-sex booths being "erected" at the neighborhood supermarket. ...

"Honey, I'll be right back with you by the time you hit the hardware aisle!"

40 posted on 04/19/2012 4:38:05 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Nachum
Photobucket Japan has had sex dolls for years. Now they have become...Ahhh...Functional...and some models are animated. Japanese males are really weird. they have beautiful women everywhere and yet prefer the plastic fantastic.
41 posted on 04/19/2012 4:39:49 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Joe 6-pack
Dang, shades of A Boy and His Dog.
42 posted on 04/19/2012 6:06:05 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Nachum

43 posted on 04/19/2012 6:11:10 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Nachum
Cherry 2000

I'm pretty sure Westworld featured this theme too, years before Cherry 2000.

Actually, the sex-robot thing goes way, way back, as far as Metropolis. Even further in books.

44 posted on 04/19/2012 6:12:08 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Nachum
Before discussing the issue, everyone should see Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence. (No spoilers: just see it. Well, see Ghost in the Shell first, since the sequel ends up having spoilers for the first, better movie. But for this thread the sequel is the relevant one.)

As you might guess, the subtitle is deliberately ironic.

45 posted on 04/19/2012 8:42:11 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Teflonic
Would it still lead to people basing their lives around a biological function (gays, sex addicts, adulterers, etc) or would it just be an advanced form of masturbation?

I'd say latter; most people would think of them as equivalent of a glorified vibrator. Remember that unless it's equipped with a human-level AI (which would open an entirely another can of worms), it's not good for pillow talk or psychological support after a rough day at work.

Very few people base their lives around a biological function even today and many of those understand that they have a problem. Alcoholism, sex addiction, chronic cheating... It'd just be another new vice.

Also note that without human-level AI these things won't make appreciable impact on higher-class prostitution where the working girl is expected to be sharp, charming, suave, know etiquette to accompany their client on a formal function, etc. It would have a significant impact on low-level market of streetwalkers and lot lizards.

Would it become popular for wives to buy their husbands a sex robot for their anniversary? Or vice-versa?

Probably not. Think about what your wife would think of you giving her an expensive vibrator as a gift...

Would they advance the societal slide into degeneration or serve as a stopgap making sex just like a pill to take allowing society to move away from its sexual obsessions?

It probably would have very little effect on societal degeneration; just an elaboration on something that humanity has practiced since dawn of time (ie. masturbation).
46 posted on 04/20/2012 2:58:16 AM PDT by MirrorField (Just an opinion from atheist, minarchist and small-l libertarian.)
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To: Nachum

Amsterdam, Baby!

47 posted on 04/20/2012 3:35:22 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Bender2; Jeff Chandler; Lazamataz
We need an expert opinion.

Don't forget, FR has an expert from the "other side" as well... /g

48 posted on 04/20/2012 4:15:46 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: raybbr

Remember “Mr. Universe” the hacker/media/blogger guy they got info from?

Capt. Reynolds used his equipment to broadcast the “Miranda” info at the end.

The assassin had already killed Mr. U when they got back, but his sexbot talked to Mal.


49 posted on 04/20/2012 10:19:56 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Nachum
I see a whole new generation of Luddites organizing as we read...
50 posted on 04/20/2012 12:16:26 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("It's easy to make promises you can't keep" - B.H.Obama Feb 23, 2012)
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