Robotic Prostitutes- Way to go?
This was the second time in his life that John had visited this city. After roaming around the city, watching what the city had to offer John was in the heat. He well wanted to unleash his fury on his girlfriend but alas she had fallen into a category of relationships called "Don't ever contact me again". So, after waiting for a while he decides to visit the nearby locality where he had found prostitutes before when he was young...
He found a girl pretty soon and it was a while later that he noticed something was amiss... The it stuck him- This prostitute was a robot.
So today I was browsing through the paper (first the Pg3 of the supplement, then the main newspaper).. that i found an article which said that two researches are predicting exactly this to happen in the future. Well, these two researchers, (who go by the names of Michelle Mars & Ian Yeoman) did some research on this piece of...well.. futuristic science, to determine how robotic protitutes would effect the rates of trafficking, spread os STDs etc. They even made a model of how life would be in such a robotic brothel in a place (They chose Amsterdam over Las Vegas, don’t ask me why)..
Well, many similar predictions have been made Well, many similar predictions have been made before by people (Read robots v/s humans in movies like Terminator which is set in around 2023) but this rises new hopes as well as a can of worms.. let me put it this way..
Benefits include less human trafficking, less chances of STDs or perhaps as the researches point out- less conscience and media problems for married men and men who hold a post of authority..
The cons so far include what happens to the millions of females employed legally/illegally in the prostitution industry? How will they earn their livelihood? And what are the ethical implications of such stuff? Will everyone (here everyone=adults) be able to afford robots to give them pleasure? And last but not the least do you wish to do it with a non-human?
Look, I’m not a prostitution lover as such and I would really love if there was a way to reduce trafficking, spread of STDs etc but this still raises some implications like some pointed above.
What’s your say on this?
Anyway here’s the link to the newspaper articlehttp://bit.ly/JLyavS