And others, although they might not admit it publicly, feel they have some sort of relationship with their sex-doll. Can we really have relationships with non-human beings? Computerised chat-bots, such as the “personal assistants” Siri (from Apple’s i Phone) and Cortana (from Microsoft), already exist which can remember many of their owner’s likes and dislikes, and respond helpfully to their questions, recognising their individual voice and accent.The silky computer-seal, Paro, can’t use language (yet), but it can make affecting eye-contact with the person cuddling it, and appears to enjoy being stroked.And some single men may now be given new hope after the engineer married his robot event though China, like other countries, does not recognise weddings of man and machine.Mr Zheng dressed his creation, called Yingying, in a traditional wedding outfit for the ceremony in Dream Town, a hub for internet start-ups in the Future Technology City suburb of Hangzhou, in eastern China.
The sex-dolls anticipated so eagerly by the porn-market have not even the beginnings of such complexity.Soon, you'll be able to purchase a Real Doll with an animatronic head that talks, moves and blinks.You'll also be able to program its personality to your liking, and get to know it through regular conversation.You can use it to create a fully customized virtual female companion. Abyss makes male and female, as well as transgender, dolls. Abyss estimates that nine female dolls leave the factory for each male doll it sells.The male version of the AI platform is still in development and should be arriving sometime next year.
As for the sex-doll equivalents, I leave it to you to imagine the increasingly lifelike (and huskily speaking) robots that are being researched/marketed around the world.