By 2030 Robots Will Come For Your Jobs & Marry Your Women
At the Goldsmiths campus of the University of London, the 2nd International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots is going on, and one of the most interesting questions being asked at this conference revolves around whether or not marriage with robots could be legal someday in the future.
Among the sex dolls, smart vibrators, and kissing devices, attendees to the conference were fascinated by making their marriages easier, or having an alternative to conventional sexual partners.
Julie Wosk, author of “My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids, and Other Artificial Eves” explained that sex robots are viewed by some “as beneficial”; especially “for people who are lonely, who have recently lost a loved one, or have disabilities.”
Researcher Oliver Bendel warned that having sex with robots “reduces the possibility of human sex”.
Bendel pointed out that ethical issues should be addressed; problems such as robots would not tire out as humans eventually do during sex, and could be better in bed than the average human.
Beyond sexual prowess, robots of the future could replace humans in more ways than one.
Andy Puzder, CEO of Carl’s Jr. and Donald Trump’s future secretary of the Department of Labor, has publicly called for robots to replace fast-food workers because robots would be a cheaper alternative, “they’re always polite, always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex, or race discrimination case.”
Puzder also said: “Millennials like not seeing people. I’ve been inside restaurants where we’ve installed ordering kiosks… and I’ve actually seen young people waiting in line to use the kiosk where there’s a person standing behind the counter, waiting on nobody.”
And as the Carl’s Jr. controversy wages on, Domino’s Pizza is testing a pizza delivery robot in Australia and other countries that will bring a hot pizza to customers using military-grade technology.
The prototype is in its beta phase and resigned to working specific neighborhoods while under the testing period.
The robot can travel 12.4 miles per hour and weighs about 450 pounds. The robot uses self-driving car sensors to maneuver around obstacles and arrive at its destination without problems.
Domino’s has quietly invested in robotic technology to improve their ability to deliver hot pizza to customers with their Delivery eXPert (DXP) car.
This is a modified Chevrolet Spark outfitted with a warming oven and space for 80 pizzas, sides, two-liter bottles of soda and dipping sauces.
With the help of Roush Enterprises, a developer for the Google self-driving car, and Local Motors, the manufacturer of a 3D printed vehicle, have collaborated with Domino’s to design the DXP which currently has 100 cars in production.
By the end of 2016, the company expects to deploy these cars in cities such as Boston, Detroit, Houston, New Orleans, San Diego, and Seattle.