Artificial intelligence has given people the ability to have conversations with machines like never before, such as speaking to Amazon's personal assistant Alexa or asking Siri for directions on your i Phone. Abyss Creations has been in the business of making hyperrealistic dolls for 20 years, and by the end of 2017, they'll unveil their newest product, an anatomically correct robotic sex toy.
But now, one company has widened the scope of what it means to connect with a technological device and created a whole new breed of A. Matt Mc Mullen, the company's founder and CEO, explains the goal of sex robots is companionship, not only a physical partnership.
'Digisexuals' are people who rely almost entirely on technology, such as virtual reality pornography, to satisfy their sexual needs (stock image)A report last year claims: By 2030, most people will have some form of virtual sex as casually as they browse porn today.
By 2035 the majority of people will own sex toys that interact with virtual reality sex.'Sexbots' will start to appear in high-income, very wealthy households as soon as 2025.
While there have been concerns that the sexbots will replace human relationships, Matt Mc Mullen, CEO of Real Doll, a sex doll manufacturer, suggests that this is not the case.
He believes robots will become an option for people looking to spice up their love lives'Prices will inevitably come down, and we envisage selling mass market robotic toys in around three years' time.
Sex with robots will be more popular than human-human sex in 2050.
Companies are producing moving and talking sex robots that sell for as much as £15,000 (,000) today, but the technology will become cheaper over time."Imagine if you were completely lonely and you just wanted someone to talk to, and yes, someone to be intimate with," he said in a video depicting the sculpting process of the dolls. It doesn't hurt anybody."During a visit to the Realbotix lab, CNET editor Ry Crist was lucky enough to speak with the company's first prototype, Harmony.While using an app to decide what personality traits to highlight — ranging from "affectionate," "talkative" and "funny" — Ry engages with Harmony, who has a proclivity for steering the direction of the conversation into NSFW territory.The surging availability of robotic sex dolls and virtual reality pornography means it is now easier than ever for people to rely on technology for all their sexual needs.Experts have warned we will soon see a rise in the number of people whose sexual and emotional appetites are almost entirely satisfied by the virtual world.