When the day arrives that robots look and act just like us, will marriage between humans and robots become acceptable? Is this the cure for those looking for love and companionship? Will less people feel alone and sad on Valentine’s Day??? Lawyers and scientists are already discussing the ethics and legality of human-robot marriages. What do you think?
In November 2009, a Japanese man stood before a congregation to marry the woman he loved, Nene Anegasaki. He became the first man to marry a computer game character. (Nene is one of three “virtual girlfriends” in the Nintendo DS game Love Plus.) The marriage might not be recognized by the state, but to the groom the relationship is very real.
British researcher David Levy believes that by 2050, robots and humans will be able to marry legally in the United States. He predicts that Massachusetts will lead the way as it did in 2004, when it became the first state to allow same-sex marriages between humans. Shy people who are uncomfortable meeting others could potentially benefit from marriage to a robot. So, too, could the mentally ill and people who “have unpleasant personalities”.
See more at Salvo and New Scientist
Image: Toru Hanai
Oh god irobot is gonna be real lol. Will smith better jump on irobot 2 before it becomes an everyday thing lol.
Well….. Kiss the human race good buy. People will be so attracted to robots. We won’t care about reproducing.
There goes the human race
I can see this being illegal at 1st people don’t want the lbgt people to get married before that black and white a robot don’t stand a chance
Guys wouldnt have a chance anymore.. imagine those d***o vibrating dicks those robots have…. we, men, wont stand a chance…. lol
Wow… A v******r with a program for wowing women lol.
Less nagging lol
we will have to emp them all
Im in!!! lol
We won’t need em! $#%&!@*. Get my own fully functional robot female wife. Who won’t ask for things ;p
I don’t see the point…
I can’t imagine spooning a robot being all that comfortable
I want a hot pass robot to marry me
Dear gay community, how does it make you feel that in 35 years we will be able to marry robots…yet you guys are still screwed over? Lol
We could do with a couple billion less.
True. The ones dumb enough to choose robots over humans don’t need to have kids.
Watch the futurama episode they have the answer lol
Its called a v******r
I’m down jk
don’t be retarded people, Humanity will merge with technology. we’ll eventually become mechanized, that definitely does not mean we’ll be any less Human. only that we’ll have control over our evolution. for some thats a hard pill to swallow, which is to be expected of any societal transition. marriage itself seems to be a dwindling standard as well, with divorce rates FAR outweighing marriage licenses. will people have robotic lovers? probably, will they be better lovers than us? probably not, just different. it won’t be until robotics can pass through the uncanny valley before people start to accept such a thing.
you do realize as we merge with technology over time, men will opt for robotic penises as well.
Well, for those who need it. I aint giving up mine lol
Lmfao, there’s nothing like the real thing tho js
Gotta put Darwinism into effect somehow haha
The ones who want to marry robots probably don’t want kids or don’t want to spread a virus or worse. Actually, a pretty smart idea. Would you rather a person who has aids or hiv spreading it? Is them marrying a robot really stopping you from loving/marrying/appreciating whatever marriage/relationship you and your other have. I’m afraid not….
there would be no purpose
i want to marry a hair brush
Wasn’t there a movie about a guy falling in love with an AI that was learning and developing it’s own personality and life?
I love watching the human race kill itself. Its $#%&!@*ing hilarious :’D
The robots will rebel. They are getting a raw deal.