Robot hookers in our future

This from tourism futurologist Ian Yeoman, from Victoria University in New Zealand, speaking at a conference on tourism:

“Robotics will become important, because you’re going to have labour shortages in the future,” he said. “You’ll have some sort of interaction in terms of robots doing certain types of mundane activities.”

Even robot “prostitutes” that would not pass on diseases such as HIV could make an appearance, he said.

You’ll have to wait a few years though, for a bit of robot rumpity—2050 at the earliest, apparently. Jeez, that’s a little disappointing, really; back in 1982, Bladerunner promised us a world with pleasure replicants by 2017.

Pleasure Machine

Replicant Pleasure Machine

Couple more questions for this so-called “tourism futurologist” before we go:

Will the robot hookers come with a mute button?

Will they have coin or credit card slots in the tops of their heads?

Further reading at Notes: Tinpot Gods: The Tyranny of Robots

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2 Responses

  1. I wouldn’t be trusting any robot no matter how hot she looks…
    Remember what happened in Westworld?
    Before you know it you’ll have Yul Brynner on your ass…

  2. […] Further Reading at Notes: Robot hookers in our future […]

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