Meant to post this article from the Houston Chronicle the other day.
Programmed for love
Author sees hard-wired sex in the future - and apparently it's all good - especially if you like robots
By FRITZ LANHAM
Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle
If you're younger than 35, you'll probably live long enough to put David Levy's prediction to the test. Levy says that by 2050 we'll be creating robots so lifelike, so imbued with human-seeming intelligence and emotions, as to be nearly indistinguishable from real people. And we'll have sex with these robots. Some of us will even marry them. And it will all be good.
Levy lays out his vision of a Brave New Carnal World in Love and Sex With Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, which, despite its extended riffs on sex toys through the ages, is a snigger-free book.
I am so leaving this one alone....