Sexbots may turn out to be very popular.

The article references one study indicating that some 40% of men could envisage buying a sexbot. As a result, increasing amounts of investment are going into this area. The internet, after all, developed rapidly in part due to the fact that it offers easy access to porn. But, what is it that drives so many men, and a small number of women, to respond in this way? There are all sorts of reasons. But, ultimately, the reason might just be that they can. Or, rather, they will be able to – the technology still has a little way to go. The trick will be to make the sexbots really quite realistic. At that point, the human tendency to anthropomorphise takes over.

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