When someone suggests we "do the robot," I usually get prepared to head to the dance floor. But more and more, it seems, people are heading to the bedroom. That's right, I'm talking about sex robots.
According to the article, the demand for these robots is growing around the world. Particularly in the UK. I guess I'm not totally surprised that the US has carved out a niche in this market, but wouldn't you think Japan would've been the first choice for this? Just saying.
The most disturbing part of this to me isn't that people want sex robots that look like celebrities; that's a given (anyone else reminded of that episode of "Futurama" with the Lucy Liu bot?). It's not that it can talk or fake an orgasm; any woman can do that. It's not even that people think having a "relationship" with a robot is acceptable.
No, the most disturbing part to me is that these robots have human hair. Whose hair is it? Do they do a sex robot hair donation drive? Do the manufacturers go to salons and ask for leftover hair?
Also, why is it necessary? Do some people actually wash or style the robot's hair as part of their fantasy? Do you think most people would really care if the hair was synthetic? I mean, really... The whole idea just seems creepy.