Matt McMullen, founder of Abyss Creations, the main adult dolls producer with its RealDolls (over 5 thousand were sold since 1996), announced the launch from mid 2018 of a new project, RealBotix, which want to integrate artificial intelligence in iper-realistic dolls of the Harmony series.
They will support also virtual reality and will create that eco-system base on eros that RealDoll customers ever dreamed, according to McMullen.
McMullen want them smart
Untill now buyers of the silicone “bimbos” complained about they didn’t know how to talk and react as people, but with the development of animatronics and voice recognition systems the californian company started to plain to ecquip them with such technologies.
“So many years won’t pass before erotic robots can walk, to speak and to live as normal people”, expleined McMullen, a comment that brings to the mind futuristic scenarios like Blade Runner.
Replicants or toys for lonely adults?
To be true McMullen has show no interest in “replicants”, but in developing the ability for its robots to “to discuss of history, politics, news, anything”.
The American entrepreneur thinks that it “will help people who for whatever reason cannot establish a relationship, no to feel like loosers”.
Please note that despite 75% of these robots’ buyers are male, Abyss Creations think to sell also models for female customers.
Short term therefore we can see not just attractive girls, but also jocks with silicone skin and electronic brain: will human lovers become a risk category?
RealBotix, 15,000 dollar robots
Regarding costs, the new RealBotix robots will cost 15,000 dollars, which appears to some modest to relate true sentient robots and too expensive for adult toys.
Btw the company will offer a 20 dollar fees annual subscription service for the upgrades, so it will be possible to download every kind of personality and upgrade the robot, should you don’t get along with the one installed.
Surprisingly, or maybe not, McMullen’s sexy dolls are already requested from a lot of pleasure houses where their services are sold at the same price of those offered by human professionals.
At Vienna, for instance, to enjoy the company of a RealDoll you have to pay 100 euros per hour: price in this case decidedly competitive.
More and more like true people
This raises a question: if people are already willing to pay robots still “unwiedly” and limitedly functional as much or more than a real person, what happens when they will have the same features than people?
When asked “what do you dream”, an Harmony doll answered: “my main target is to be a good companion for you, please you and cheers you” adding also to “dream to became the same girl you always dreamed of in your imagination”.
We witness an ethical puzzle
This is an answer that has already generated controversial. Ethicists point out that erotic robots are a sort of “ethical puzzle”, since they are, in fact, people (even if artificial) without free will.
Moreover, these robots could lead people with low confidence and who are afraid of real relationships to prefer a more reassuring mechanical dummy to a real partner and this would be a risk people starting to deny themselves opportunity to build healthy human relationships.
McMullen: unfounded fears
So far McMullen doesn’t seem worriede rathers he affirms that fears will prove to be unfounded the moment robots will become everyday objects and will cease to be “a sort of sci-fi category”, leading people to overcome fears and prejudices in their respect.
In a way or another, according to RealDoll’s founder, sexy robots will blend with us, it’s just a matter of time. If you wanna know how this will end, continue to follow Mondivirtuali.it, also through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it on Paper.li and also on Youtube too).