Robot Prostitutes in 2050
In an effort at mitigating the problems faced by the sex industry for decades, a paper authored by Ian Yeoman and Michelle Mars in New Zealand points to the possibility of employing robot prostitutes in the future to cater to the carnal demands of the sex industry, and perhaps even boost sexual tourism.
The two professionals, who work at the University of Wellington’s Victoria Management School, visualize a time when the top sex clubs are run by androids, and sexual deities and demi-gods are built to reflect a select range of ethnicities and physical features. A futurist, Ian Yeoman co-wrote the paper “Robots, Men and Sex Tourism” for the most recent Futures issue with Michelle Mars, who works as a sexologist.
The paper very distinctly depicts a thriving and elite brothel in Amsterdam in the year 2050. The brother is seen to be a hotspot for businessmen and tourists who have come to avail themselves of the various sexual services being offered at the club. While this club is fully licensed, it is managed and staffed not by humans but by androids that provide a selection of sexual offerings, from lap dances to full intercourse.
The robot prostitutes are all constructed using a unique fiber material that resists bacteria and flushes away fluids. All these help to prevent the transmission and spread of STDs and HIV infections, which presumably, will have already grown highly resistant to preventive drugs by then. The use of these pleasure machines moreover is aimed at finally putting an end to the recurrent problems on human trafficking and exploitation of women. It is also viewed as a way to deal with the issues of infidelity as clients feel “guilt-free” at having sex with a non-human.
Yeoman and Mars, however, are not alone in their predictions. The European Robotics Research Network has published papers claiming that android sex will be commonplace in five years. The more conservative states in the United States are also predicted to officially grant permit to intercourse with a robot by 2050.