Love and Sex with Robots by David Levy
The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships

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Love, marriage, and sex with robots? Not in a million years? Maybe a whole lot sooner!

A leading expert in artificial intelligence, David Levy argues that the entities we once deemed cold and mechanical will soon become the objects of real companionship and human desire. He shows how automata have evolved and how human interactions with technology have changed over the years. Levy explores many aspects of human relationships—the reasons we fall in love, why we form emotional attachments to animals and virtual pets, and why these same attachments could extend to love for robots. Levy also examines how society's ideas about what constitutes normal sex have changed—and will continue to change—as sexual technology becomes increasingly sophisticated.

Shocking, eye-opening, provocative, and utterly convincing, Love and Sex with Robots is compelling reading for anyone with an open mind.

 

About David Levy

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David Levy is an internationally recognized expert on artificial intelligence and the president of the International Computer Games Association. He is also the author of the industry primer Robots Unlimited. He lives in London.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 354 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Computers & Technology, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Self Help, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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By mid-century, people will be marrying robots, asserts Levy, author of numerous books on chess, computers and artificial intelligence (Robots Unlimited: Life in a Virtual Age, 2005, etc.).

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He begins with sex toys you hold in your own hand and progresses to ones you engage in with another person: telephone sex for starters, followed by dildonics (computer-controlled sex devices) and then remote-controlled “teledildonics.” Robot sex already exists, sort of, in the form of sex dolls ...

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Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships by David Levy 334pp, Duckworth, £12.99 How to Build Your Own Spaceship: the Science of Personal Space Travel by Piers Bizony 247pp, Portobello, £12.99 Those of you who've only recently adjusted to the fearful idea that robots wi...

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Publishers Weekly

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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 of actually having sex with them.

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National Review Online

“Does it really matter, if you’re a happier person?” In his 2007 book, Love and Sex with Robots, Levy contends that sex, love and even marriage between humans and robots are coming soon and, perhaps, are even desirable.

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New Scientist

In the robot age it will, apparently, be quite normal for couples to own two robots - a malebot and a fembot - and for them to "enjoy orgiastic sessions in which three or all four of them take part".

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