There is a new dimension in human’s quest to discover itself. One element that could take shape will be people preferring to marry robots and do away with human marriages. With robots like Alexa and self-driving systems, there are few things spouses could help these days that robots cannot offer any help – from emotional satisfaction to financial support, robots have the answers.
So in the very near future, marriage may begin to happen between humans and robots, legally.
According to Quartz in a conference last week called “Love and Sex with Robots” at Goldsmith University in London, David Levy made the bold prediction with support from Adrian Cheok, a professor at City University London and director of the Mixed Reality Lab in Singapore:
“That might seem outrageous because it’s only 35 years away. But 35 years ago people thought homosexual marriage was outrageous,” Cheok said. “Until the 1970s, some states didn’t allow white and black people to marry each other. Society does progress and change very rapidly.”
According to Cheok, one major advantage will be happiness as robots could offer better marital bliss than humans to their spouses.
But be warmed, if the robot runs out of battery, that means your spouse is gone, just like that. You do not want a spouse you have to be feeding all the time. We do hope that humanity and common decency will prevent us from the age of robots.