Sex robots: The future of prostitution?
According to a new report, there's no downside when it comes to sex robots -- which are expected to edge out human competition in the prostitution industry by 2050. Sex prostitutes, claims an article in the journal Futures, don't spread disease and can't be sold into sex slavery.
The report, which originated at Australia's Victoria University, predicts that sex tourists will shell out up to $10,000 Eurors for services ranging from massages to lap dances to -- umm -- more intimate services.
The report is more speculative than concrete, imagining a theoretic club in Amsterdam called Yub-Yum that would market androids to tourists and provide "a range of sexual gods and goddesses of different ethnicities, body shapes, ages, languages and sexual features."
"The androids would be made of bacteria resistant fiber and would be flushed for human fluids, therefore guaranteeing no STIs are transferred between consumers," reads the report.
Umm, would you?