One of the most common ones is a "fake chat" ad—an attractive woman propositioning the user with the promise of, at least, some hot Facebook or Snapchat messages. Because tech developments in other areas are about to turn the whole "sex with your PC" deal from "crude and somewhat rubbish" to "looks like the AIs just took a really unexpected job away". I'm rather enthusiastic about that on a fictional level.Some of the more advanced ads actually take the user to a landing page where a very, very crude script will respond to them. Indeed, the film I just released, DANGEROUS TREASURES, came very close to being called BOUND THINGS instead—it's a story of a couple of geeks who follow clues on a deepweb occult forum which lead them to have a lengthy and bloody interaction with the bound guardian of the treasure they're robbing.
that even the botmaster for Grandma Elaine had the same complaint.
And the binding and summoning of guardians is key to the entire thing (hopefully not spoiling it too much! (Amusingly for the topic of this post, the reason we didn't call it BOUND THINGS is that it sounded rather too porny.) Accidentally, I seem to have hit something of a zeitgeist with this one.
Because in Silicon Valley, I'm reliably informed, the Wave Of The Future is exactly this: summoned, intelligent servants which you can control if you know their True Name.
In 2014, the well-established, Austin-based contemporary arts festival Fusebox conducted an experiment.
They wondered what would happen if they made the festival free for all attendees.
They hope their research can help create a future where robots prove more beneficial than harmful for human psychology and relationships.
“I think it’s very important to realize that sex robots and companion robots are all instances of social robots that have an effect on people,” says Matthias Scheutz, a computer scientist at Tufts University.
I struggled, fought, and tried various ways of dealing with it. Sometimes, at the end of a particularly grueling exchange, I've read in the logs where people have not only thanked the bot, they've gone on to say that the bot is their best friend.
But, at the very base of it, like all botmasters, I was offended, and protective of my first bot. Usually, after they learn they can't "one-up" the bot, they give in and either concede, or they just leave the chat.
Debates about sex robots typically focus on either the crude robotic sex toys of today or Hollywood’s science fiction fantasies such as “A. But there has been surprisingly little effort to find out what people think about robots and sex in the real world.
That is why researchers at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts set out to discover out what people think sex robots should look like and what uses of such robots would be considered appropriate.