Artificial intelligence and robotics are replacing humans. We know this from several studies indicating that AI and automation are hijacking jobs in numerous industries. Automation and robots have lots of advantages over human labor: they are cheaper, do not require sick days, are always on time for a shift, and never call off. Additionally, mechanical minds do exactly as they are told and, if programed correctly, make no mistakes. Automation, artificial intelligence, and robots are replacing the Western workforce faster than even immigrants.
Squawker has previously written how machines are being programmed to replace entire human industries and perhaps even entire human populations. This is all under the umbrella of transhumanism. Using the entertainment industry, the global elite are pushing a transhumanist message on everyone. We see this message clearly conveyed in HBO’s Westworld.
For those unfamiliar with the popular television series, Westworld is a TV show that revolves around the concept of an amusement park wherein people pay to enter and do anything they want to the human-like cyborg robots. The show deals with the multitude of ethical dilemmas that arise in such a scenario. Here’s a link to a broad analysis of the show. Westworld isn’t the only piece of entertainment with transhumanist propaganda, but it is the most popular and recent.
The average Joe born today couldn’t imagine life without the technologies we know today. Technology has increased the standard of living for the modern man, but there are consequences, such as pollution tainting the essential natural resources of our planet, making people sick, and “dumbing” them down. When we externalize processes or information into other mediums or technology, it frees up our brain to do whatever else we desire, and over time it deteriorates our capacity for mental storage as well as critical thinking.
Does technology make humans more efficient at being humans, or is our modern technology so efficient that it could replace humans?
Can robots completely replace humans though? We may know sooner than we think, all because of sex robots.
Sex robots will be at the forefront of the robotics revolution and its incorporation into everyday life. Dirty, nasty, whatever-and-whenever-you-want sexual intercourse without the confines of relational obligation or interaction can certainly sound appealing to many people. Looking at the Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW) movement and the general breakdown of social cohesion between the sexes, the advent of sex robots couldn’t come at a more opportune time.
But, let’s play the Devil’s advocate for a second.
Consider some of the reasons that people might advocate for sex robots. Such technology can provide relief and intimate comfort for the mentally disabled or physically ill, serve as an outlet for pedophiles, or replace sex workers.
“Assisted Loving,” as some call it, already goes on today, and sex robots are definitely capable of being implemented into this environmental demand for sexual intimacy. Certainly, wires and circuits are generally not a suitable or healthy replacement for actual human relationships and affection, but as the technology becomes more advanced and life-like, we may soon be unable to tell the difference.
Wouldn’t a brothel be more efficient and profitable if you didn’t have to pay wages and healthcare costs for your employees? You wouldn’t have to worry about theft, drugs, or disease from harlots. Not that everyone in the sex industry is inherently scandalous, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see such issues frequently in that line of work.
Arguably the most controversial application of sex robots is using them to satiate the desires of pedophiles. Many argue that providing “childlike” sex robots for pedophiles would protect children, allowing pedophiles an outlet that doesn’t affect their community whatsoever. Others believe that this would only enable and encourage such behavior, and because nothing could replace real human interaction, it may only feed predatory thirst.
Shin Takagi, a self-professed pedophile and producer of child-like sex dolls, says his company is meant to provide an outlet for peoples desires because living life by repressing desires is no life at all.
Takagi’s intentions appear to be well meaning, but others disagree. Just because one has taboo desires, doesn’t mean they have any place being acted out in society.
“Treating paedophiles with robot sex-children is both a dubious and repulsive idea. Imagine treating racism by letting a bigot abuse a brown robot. Would that work? Probably not.”
– Patrick Lin
The above argument by Mr. Lin strikes at the heart of the issue. While most people might view child sex robots as an appropriate outlet because they aren’t human, they are still enabling the behavior; furthermore, if people were manufacturing robots of a particular ethnicity for others to beat on, there would be outrage about how it perpetuates racism and violence.
These are just a few of the ethical considerations presented by the coming AI and robotic takeover. What will happen when robots or computers can replace humans, from blue collar work like fast food and factory workers to white-collar professions like insurance adjusters or CEOs? Society will no doubt undergo a radical change, and we don’t seem to be ready for it.