Love + sex with robots

the evolution of human-robot relations

By Levy, David

Publishers Summary:
"Using examples drawn from around the world, David Levy shows how automata have evolved from the mechanical marvels of centuries past to the electronic androids of the modern age, and how human interactions with technology have changed over the years. Along the way, Levy explores many aspects of human relationships - the reasons we fall in love, why we form emotional attachments to animals and to virtual pets such as the Tamagotchi, and why these same attachments could extend to love for robots. He also examines the needs we seek to fulfill through sexual relationships, tracking the development of life-sized dolls, machines, and other sexual devices, and demonstrating how society's ideas about what constitutes normal sex have changed - and will continue to change - as sexual technology becomes increasingly sophisticated."--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN
978-0-06135-975-0
Publisher
New York : HarperCollins, c2007.


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Reviewed on December 15, 2007

Levy, a renowned expert on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and author of Robots Unlimited, gives us an awe-inspiring and frightening peek into the future, to imagine a society where humans have deep psychological and physical relationships with robots. Rather than focusing on the current state of the art, Levy explores both the technological breakthroughs and the evolutionary changes in...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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