Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships
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Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships

by David Levy
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061359750
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/06/2007
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Love with Robots

1 Falling in Love (with People) 25

2 Loving Our Pets 46

3 Emotional Relationships with Electronic Objects 54

4 Falling in Love with Virtual People (Humanoid Robots) 105

Pt. 2 Sex with Robots

5 Why We Enjoy Sex 182

6 Why People Pay for Sex 193

7 Sex Technologies 220

8 The Mental Leap to Sex with Robots 274

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