Sex robots lurch closer to reality

By J. DeVoy

AEBN will debut its RealTouch device to the general public in April, at Adultcon.  Though simulating the sexual experience of adult actors is not a high-concept conquest, the technological barriers surrounding it are substantial.  RealTouch sounds to be much more sophisticated than a mere oscillating vibrator.

RealTouch simulates the authentic warmth moistness and relative motion of the exact sexual encounter in a video on demand clip the user is watching on his computer screen.

It also gives men virtually the same sensations adult movie actors experience in their films.

This technology is just one of many others that, when united, will adequately replicate the sexual experience for many men.  As Ferdinand Bardamu notes in his review of Mass Effect 2, computer-generated graphics have come far enough to blur the lines between the real and the digital, a critical component in making sex robot and virtual eroticism technology viable.  Combining this with the tactile aspects of RealTouch and realistic figures such as Roxxxy or Real Dolls, actual sex will become obsolete for those who feel the costs of procuring it far exceed the benefits.

When that day comes, the social fallout will be catastrophic.

8 Responses to Sex robots lurch closer to reality

  1. writerdood says:

    It hope I live to see the social fallout.
    That will be interesting.
    :)

  2. cord46 says:

    Realtouch is just Teledildonics v2.0 (know your history), and it doesn’t really rise above categorization as a gimmick. You’re being seduced, imo, by your mere imagination of the experience the product provides. In the end, it’s no more transcendent than a nifty mechanical tube stuffed over a guy’s dick.

    • J DeVoy says:

      I’m familiar with Teledildonics, but I thought the enterprise was embroiled in some significant patent litigation that threatened its viability. You’re right; this isn’t the first product of its kind to hit the market, but it’s one that’s debuting now and fits into the larger sexbot narrative.

  3. Sean F. says:

    Social fallout? Aren’t we getting a little (or, more likely, a lot) ahead of ourselves?

    Even if I did believe in the hogwash that is the notion of the socal fallout, you’re forgetting the fact that we first have to push our way through the uncanny valley, which is no small task.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley

    Furthermore, if we get to the point where anatomically correct robots are indistinguishable from human beings, then society will be, more or less, the same because the interactions between “people” will be the same.

  4. Toads says:

    The social fallout will be catastrophic for WOMEN, although the physical safety of women will rise.

    I don’t see too many negatives for men, except that most real women will not appear fuckable to them.

    So women will become more safe, but more lonely.

    Men will be mostly better off.

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