Channel 4’s The Sex Robots Are Coming has certainly caused a stir. Led by a £11,700 futuristic robot named Harmony, this documentary introduced us to something that was once the stuff of science fiction, as inventors race to make the world’s first commercially available sex robot.
“Sexbots” are designed to talk, learn and respond to their owner’s voice, as well as… uh… the obvious.
So: is the rise of sex robots the sign of a fundamental lack of respect for humans – and particularly for women?
WTF. Just switched over to #TheSexRobotsAreComing & I despair. Let's spend our time, effort & intelligence making a machine to continue the subjugation of women. Human evolution? We're better than this. Please let us be better.
Others were upset to see men trade in the real thing for a robot…
There’s a married man here who has just gone on national TV and admitted he’d consider trading in his actual, living human wife for a plastic shagging doll and yet I’m single? Where the fuck am I going wrong? #TheSexRobotsAreComing