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Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships

4 Ratings: 0.8
A book by David Levy.

In this wide-ranging examination of the emotional and physical relations between humans and the inanimate objects of their desire, AI guru Levy (Robots Unlimited) first addresses the question of love with robots, and moves on to consider the mechanics … see full wiki

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Author: David Levy
Genre: Computers & Internet
Publisher: Harper
1 review about Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution...

Would you marry a ROBOT? I would! In a NANOsecond! :]

  • Jun 25, 2010
Rating:
+4
"Love and Sex With ROBOTS" by David Levy.
I don't know how the author peeked inside my mind and wrote about my dreams and aspirations to build my very own ROBOT/Android mate, but somehow he did, bless his fleshy human heart. We do not yet have the technology to create a sophisticated fully functional Android like DATA on STAR TREK: The Next Generation, but, the application of Artificial Intelligence is increasing at warp speed. We might not have to wait til the 24th century after all. Animatronic figures are becoming more and more 'human', and computerized electronic pets are learning new tricks every day!

The concept of ROBOTS and artificial life is not new. Consider the ancient Greek myth of King Pygmalian who constructed a statue of a beautiful woman, named her Galatea, and fell in love with her. The Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, felt so moved that she made the statue come to life for the king. So, Pygmalian married Galatea and they were happy.

Throughout history, clever inventors have created mechanical dolls of people and animals for the sheer delight of it. This book discusses the emotional and psychological aspects of Human-ROBOT relationships, as well as the past, present, and future technology of mechanics and robotics which was/is/will be utilized.

This book would appeal to SciFi fans, computer programmers, psychologists, and anyone who is simply curious about the notion of Love and Sex with ROBOTS. I want to be the first human to legally marry an Android.

My only complaint about this book is that it didn't include any blueprints and schematics for a real Android. There are only a few patent drawings and photos of primitive sex devices, one picture of a Real Doll, a realistic Japanese woman 'droid, and one or two modern toybots. rats. Back to the drawing board.
Would you marry a ROBOT? I would! In a NANOsecond! :] Would you marry a ROBOT? I would! In a NANOsecond! :] Would you marry a ROBOT? I would! In a NANOsecond! :] Would you marry a ROBOT? I would! In a NANOsecond! :]

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July 09, 2010
Wow, what an interesting book! That explains your screen name ;) I hope you find your android love! Until then, you can just get an Android phone :P
 
June 30, 2010
Thank you! I'm WERKing on it. :]
 
June 30, 2010
This sounds like a great read! I hope you fulfill your dream of marrying an android! ;)
 
June 29, 2010
Bellmer? Kokoschka? Oshii? Yes, those names sound familiar. Then there's the guy that does sexy ROBOT ladies- Senji....? Domo arrigato, Mr ROBOTO....
 
June 29, 2010
Hey, have you ever heard of the artist Hans Bellmer? He was a very controversial artist known for his life size dolls. He was inspired by the painter Oskar Kokoschka, who kept with him a life size doll that functioned as his female companionship. Ever since, Bellmer constructed several companion dolls that range from seductive to just down right creepy. His dolls inspired the Gynoids of animation director Mamoru Oshii. If you haven't read up on Bellmer you might consider going through his story and works. Very interesting and engaging stuff.
 
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