Love life is more human when it takes place in relation to the other. “A sexual relationship with a robot will be more like the most fleeting relationship with a prostitute or with the only person you use as an object,” concludes Véronique Margron. Because a robot will always be a machine. Fetishism, a strong attachment to things, is not just beginning today. For example, some people like thin high heels. From there it’s just one more step to falling in love.
The fact that the robot looks like a human, that it moves, inspires empathy, just like Atlas, the humanoid robot launched by Boston Dynamics in 2016 and capable of walking in the snow, according to one Fall to get up and adapt to new situations.
“At the end of the video, he gets into a garage and someone hits him with a stick, causing the garage to fall over, which shocks people,” recalled Lawrence DeVilles. “He was expected to suffer, but he didn’t suffer. The fact that objects are moving creates more empathy,” the researchers said. The more they resemble us, the more this phenomenon should be emphasized, but humanoid creatures do not have their own nature; they suffer no more than a doll dismembered by a little girl. At best, they simulate pain.
“Disloyalty to one’s humanity”.
what if we fall in love We shouldn’t forget that many Japanese people claim to love video game characters or inflatable real Japanese dolls. Robots are “dual characters that respond to what we want. It’s not just love, it’s addiction,” says Laurence De Vries, human-computer interaction expert. But, incidentally, addiction can be a form of cheating when the other person feels left out, confirms Véronique Margron: “Leaving the loved one with whom you have decided to be the center of your life is an act of infidelity” . For theologians, it is “infinitely pathetic” to imagine falling in love with a robot.
Today, technology is not advanced enough to replicate the complexity of human discussions. There is still a long way to go, but by 2050 everything will have changed. David Levy, author of Sex and Love and Robots, predicts that artificial intelligence will be able to create illusions. We will no longer be able to differentiate between intelligent robots and human brains, even physically.