Experts believe that cyborg prostitution will help ‘clean up the industry’ by reducing sexually transmitted diseases and ending sex slavery.
The trafficking of women and children for sexual exploitation is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises in the world. Every year, approximately 21 million adults and children are bought and sold into commercial sexual servitude.
As you might imagine, life as a sexual slave is anything but enjoyable or safe for one’s health. For this reason, the prospect that robots are likely to take over the prostitution industry by 2025 is, though controversial, heartening news.
A number of experts, including NUI Galway Law professor John Danaher, believe that technology is key to cleaning up the industry and helping to wipe out issues such as sexually transmitted diseases and sex slavery.
Danaher, who authored the report ‘Sex Work, Technological Unemployment and the Basic Income Guarantee’, envisions ‘pimps’ being able to set up businesses offering cyborg sex to anyone who demands it without legal sanction. He also suspects that cyborgs will be preferred over humans, as they will be better at emotionally bonding with clients.
“The cyborgs can cater for desire for sexual variety, freedom from constraint and complication, and fear of lack of sexual success,” Danaher told The Daily Star.
According to Mirror, it is nearly a guarantee that by 2050, Amsterdam’s red-light district will be completely employed by android sex workers.
Though society holds the collective opinion that prostitution is a dirty, shameful industry, it might be agreed that employing cyborgs as prostitutes could be worthwhile if it eliminates human trafficking.
As is the case with many controversial topics, this topic is highly debatable. What are your thoughts on this news?
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