She stresses, though, that like pornography the sex robots will be marketed principally at men – and it’s for that reason that the male-dominated US Congress will readily endorse legislation to allow doctors to prescribe these robots to patients.
As long as their health insurers will pay for the robots, men across the US will be tempted to apply for them.
And if sexual partners that are ‘perfect’ – always attractive, always compliant, never complaining – are available, real women will be seen as less appealing.
The quality of genuine human relationships will drop, she says, as men become less motivated to work through problems with their wives and girlfriends.
In extreme cases, some men may give up on women altogether, choosing to spend their lives with a companion that will never age, never refuse to indulge a fantasy, never get a headache.
Humans evolved to seek out fatty, sugary foods because for most of mankind’s existence those foods would help our survival. But now, with fatty, sugary foods so readily available, we have an obesity epidemic.
In the same way, Dr. Brandon warns, the evolutionary drive for us to seek out a mate could be short-circuited by the ‘supernormal’ availability of sex robots leading to a collapse in birth-rates and a breakdown of society.
- End of the world
- Sex robot
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