Sex and love in the age of robots


An excellent article from Molly McHugh about “Sex and Love in the age of robots” in the last “The Week”…

Naturally, something we’ve long wanted to task robots with is sex. From Austin Powers’ Fembots to Metropolis’s Maria, the idea of creating something out of wires and metal to become our companion continues to surface. Pop culture resurrects this idea repeatedly, sometimes portraying robots as mere sexual objects (Weird Science) but more often using them to comment on the transition of our digital devices from utilitarian to something more meaningful (Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction).

 

Sex and love in the age of robots

Sex and love in the age of robots.

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