OVER a third of people imagine that human beings will one day be falling in LOVE with robots, it has been revealed.
A third of people believe they can imagine a point where humans fall in love with machine
A staggering amount of humans believe that civilisation is heading to a point where there is virtually no difference between love between two humans and love between a human and a robot.The possibility of robots, specifically sex dolls, infiltrating human emotions is certainly on the horizon, with expert Dr David Levy stating that humans will be marrying robots by 2050.
While the idea sounds like it comes straight from sic-fi fantasy, it is certainly a real prospect with over a third of people believing that they can imagine a point where humans fall in love with machine.
Speaking at the Love and Sex with Robots congress at Goldsmiths University, London, Emma Yann Zhang revealed that people believe that more likely to feel that “emotional involvement is favoured over physical involvement”.
Ms Zhang revealed in a flash, abstract study that 35 per cent of people can imagine other humans falling in love with robots, while just 28 per cent could imagine a point where others are getting intimate with machine, implying that people are more likely to use sex robots to help cure loneliness.
The participants reacted positively to emotional and physical bonding with robots
Emma Yann Zhang
Ms Zhang, who was presenting the research on behalf of Chamari Edirisinghe, from the National University of Singapore, who was unable to make it to the conference, said: “Throughout the analysis of the study, the participants distanced themselves from being involved intimately with robots.”The majority of the participants reacted positively to emotional and physical bonding with robots in abstract, distant level.”
There has been a frenzy recently with many believing that sex robots will replace human intimacy completely in the future, but Ms Zhang disagrees with this.She told a conference: “In the future, we think that once we have this technology everyone will be doing it.”But I don’t think that is true.”I think it will be for a certain group of people.