Bring on the sexbots
I have said often that over the next 50 to 60 years, society is in for changes so massive, it is nowhere near ready for them. While it will be exciting to see these changes, it will be terrifying to watch an unprepared population deal with them.One of these changes is sex robots. To bring you up to speed if you were not aware, for almost ten years now, I have made the following predictions:Prediction One: At some point, technology will be able to make robots that are essentially indistinguishable from real human beings, or at least close to it. [Didact: Arthur C. Clarke once said something similar, along the lines that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. They are both correct.]Prediction Two: The first major, open-market use of these robots will be for men to have sex with them. [Didact: Rule 34 in action.]Prediction Three: The initial sex robots will be extremely expensive and thus unavailable to most. Regardless, they will sell like hotcakes and fly off the shelves. They won’t be able to manufacture them fast enough. Soon a saturation point at that price level will be reached. This will drive prices down at a rate faster than people expect, as is always true with mass-market technology innovations (excluding those made by Apple, of course). Soon, most men will be able to afford them.Prediction Four (the most important prediction by far): Once the sex robots’ price gets down to the $500 – $1000 range, placing them in range of just about any guy who is not really poor (and even those guys will be able to rent them for a few hours), you will see the greatest shift in sexual power ever experienced by the human race. It will be equal to or greater than the upheaval during the Sexual Revolution of the 1960’s.When any man can go home and fuck his Scarlett Johansson robot or Kim Kardashian [Didact: would that particular model come with an automatic hair removal option?] robot (or whichever celebrity will be considered super hot at that time), and he can do so without her demanding dates, free dinners, a sounding board for her drama, marriage, monogamy, picking up his socks, or refraining from burping at the table, and he can fuck Ms. Robot bareback to his heart’s content without ever needing to worry about pregnancy, child support payments, or catching an STD… oh, when that happens… you will see, for the first time in human history, women lose most (if not all) of their power over men.“Oh c’mon! Not ALL men will go for that! Some men want more than just sex!”Yes, some men do, but even the men who want more than sex still want sex, and even those guys currently don’t get sex without doing shit they don’t want to do to satisfy certain irrational female desires. But you know what? Let’s leave that argument for another time since it’s totally irrelevant. Know why?Because even if only 20% of men do this, it will be a game-changer unlike anything anyone in our generation has ever seen. Women will have no power to compete with perfect-looking, totally compliant sex robots who will do whatever men tell them to do without argument.It will be a massive game-changer in man-woman sexual relations.