The future of love, artificial intelligence and sex robots

In the past, love, sex and pleasure were inseparable from procreation. What is the future of love? Will we ever get robot families?

Lust, love and affection

The Dutch word “love” has many meanings, ranging from lust, erotic blindness to affection and connection. The ancient Greeks were more accurate. They made a distinction between eros, agapè and philia, each with a clearly different meaning. Eros represented pure sexual love (lust or passion), agapè the love of the divine and philia brotherly love.

Man and the future of love

We now know from neurobiological research that there are indeed different forms of love. Erotic love, in love, is generated by the sex hormone testosterone and does not last too long. However, having sex produces hormones such as oxytocin free that lead to a stronger partner bond. This hormone also plays a role in friendships and parent-child relationships. In short: it is ingrained in psychologically healthy people that sex and love are linked. So this will not change in the future.

More single-parent families

However, other things are changing. Sex and reproduction have already been disconnected. Women are now also increasingly able to raise children themselves. In Caribbean countries this is already the rule rather than the exception. One-parent families will thus be more common than now, but the family with father and mother will not disappearbecause people naturally feel happiest here. Lifelong relationships will become rarer because life will be much more hectic in the future than it is now. People will move more often, so there is a good chance that the partners will have to work in a completely different city or even country.

Sex at a distance

The future of love. Not in the mood for long foreplay or romance? Then an obedient sex robot like Roxxxy is THE solution… Source: Wikipedia

As globalization continues, people will increasingly live and work in different places. Especially with a lot of specialization, highly educated partners will not be able to spend a large part of the year together. So there will probably be successors to the webcams and Skype connections that lovers now use to communicate with each other. Researchers are already working on pressure suits that transfer touches from one to the other via the Internet. As the link between our brains and computers improves, you can even imagine meeting each other in a lifelike yet virtual environment. That virtual environment will of course also make adultery and the like much easier.

You can then make love to people all over the world without leaving any physical traces. This is likely to result in an ethical landslide unparalleled.

The future of love with robots and artificial intelligence

The sex industry is always at the forefront, technologically speaking, and that's with sex robots not different. Properties such as willingness, obedience and never a headache appeal to many men, as evidenced by the popularity of the inflatable doll. Sex, especially among the target group, is often rather stereotypical and predictable, so it is not very difficult to build all kinds of sexual acrobatics into a robot.

There will probably be robot brothels and the like. As computers become smarter than humans, they are likely to surpass their human counterparts sexually and may form affective bonds.

16 thoughts on “De toekomst van de liefde, kunstmatige intelligentie en seksrobots”

  1. Yes, I think that there will certainly be a displacement in the field of robots and love / sex. I also see few disadvantages:
    + Less lonely or sexually frustrated people, so less rapes
    + Less arguments about women and cheating
    + People will more consciously choose a partner who is a good fit for them, not because he / she is good in bed
    + People will think more consciously about whether they want children, 'mistakes' are less common
    This may also reduce the number of children being born, which may be a solution to overpopulation

    In that respect, I don't see the future so bleak.

  2. mother tongue

    "It is ingrained in psychologically healthy people that sex and love are linked."

    Do I see a moralistic finger here?
    A large part of humanity is therefore not psychologically healthy, especially young men.
    We all know that many men just want to get rid of his seed, especially when they are young and stiff with hormones. Can't help them. Is part of the evolution. The connection with love often comes a little later. I think many women can also talk about it.

  3. Yep, given that sex is very important to a large part of the population, this will become a huge industry in the future, once such robots (or even better, VR) become real enough. Better in fact, because there are no limits to the attractiveness of a virtual partner.

    Virtual adultery doesn't seem like a big deal to me, why would you want to have sexual contact with a real person remotely, when software can do it better.

  4. They will have to equip these robots with pheromones otherwise men will soon get tired of them, the same also applies to male robots for women.

  5. Now I suddenly change my mind ...

    Didn't there used to be long playing records with a scent?
    How about television that secretes pheromones .. a new branch in the sex industry, people will no longer be able to beat them in front of the TV ... :)

    And pc monitors that secrete pheromones ...

    Hmmm ... should I try out what that does, just put a fragrance atomizer on the monitor with a perfume in it :)

    1. Thank you Buddy :). In 1985, the Dutch researchers Swaab and Fliers published a difference in the size of the brain region (SDN) involved in reproductive behavior. In men, this SDN was found to be two and a half times larger than in women:
      http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=nl&prev=/search%3Fq%3DSwaab%2Ben%2BFliers%26hl%3Dnl%26qscrl%3D1%26nord%3D1%26rlz%3D1T4ADSA_nlNL392NL393%26biw%3D1024%26bih%3D540%26site%3Dwebhp%26prmd%3Dimvnsb&rurl=translate.google.nl&sl=en&u=http://www.sciencemag.org/content/228/4703/1112.abstract&usg=ALkJrhhpr3bfgL11lS36LhVGfUimPVqJ1g
      Sexual identity refers to an XX or an XY pair of chromosomes or to the external genitalia, ie genetically determined.
      There is a hormonal link between testosterone and the male sex drive. When medical problems like cancer lead to testicular removal, patients say they think about sex less often or that sexual urges disappear completely.
      Some chemicals such as pheromones trigger certain reactions, mostly reproductive behavior.
      Sexually mature women are significantly more sensitive to this substance than men or sexually immature girls. This sensitivity fluctuates with the woman's menstrual cycle and appears to be greatest during ovulation. It is now suspected that the greater sensitivity of women to this odor indicates the existence of a male sex pheromone in our evolutionary past, and that it is still vaguely present.
      Psychologically, sexual identity means three things: 1. gender identity, the sense of being male or female. 2. the gender role, the set of external patterns of behavior that in a given culture is considered appropriate for each gender. 3. the sexual orientation, the choice of a sexual partner, usually - but by no means always - for someone of the opposite sex.

      These three aspects are among the most important determinants of a person's social existence.
      The three main socialization theories explain how those social factors influence.
      Freud is about sexual urges, identification with father or mother and gender role.
      Social learning theory is about cultural forces, behavior according to the gender role and gender identity.
      Cognitive development theory is about cognitive development, the emergence of the self-image that encompasses the gender identity and about the acceptance of the gender role to live in accordance with the self-image.

      All of this, not just the brain, therefore affects sexuality and differences between men and women.

        1. Finally, about your comment on what would be separate for men and not separate for women;
          Researchers have found that female brains are less lateralized than male brains, this could be because in women the hemispheres of the brain are connected by a thicker corpus callosum, which enhances the exchange of information.

  6. What I have certainly never lacked is sexual education. Despite this, I was abused at a young age by a male acquaintance in the family. This has affected my development, because for girls I really fell for, I was too shy and too reserved. I thought myself dirty and not enough at the time, the Christian community did point that out to you at that time. The more in love, the greater the distance I loved her. The sexual urge only increases with age, as does my creativity and imagination. By the way, I built my first vibrator long before my first contact (about 13 years), which was about 47 years ago. In those days you still had so-called scheltravo's, which supplied the doorbell with power. My grandparents' attic was well stocked with parts with which I experimented, as well as relevant literature. My parents had lived there for some time, due to a lack of social housing at the time. When I got my room there in that attic because of the divorce, I could read what I wanted. Thus I knew the effect of vibrating surfaces on the sensations that the genitals undergo with them. It took little effort to connect a heavy speaker in series with a potentiometer to the scheltravo and voila, my first self-built vibrator was a fact. Now after four divorces and living together several times, I have the ideal sex robot, built myself. I no longer have shame for Christians and dissenters, but people do look at you at that. As long as no one gets annoying and I can remain anonymous, I have good advice for those who want…. This design, of course, for a fee to visionair.nl. Robotsex continues.   

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