I’m an ethics expert and I think sex robots will be GOOD for society as humans ‘advance with variety’ 0 91

AS Artificial Intelligence technology continues to advance, many may be wondering about the moral implications of sex robots, and how they would affect society.

But an ethics expert has claimed that sex robots will actually be good for society, as humans advance when presented with a variety of options.

CorbisAn ethics expert has claimed that sex robots will actually be good for society[/caption] FacebookNeil McArthur believes they could be a positive thing[/caption]

In a piece for Men’s Health, Center for Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of Manitoba director Neil MacArthur explains that sex robots will help address “intimacy and sex inequality.”

MacArthur believes sex robots would help people who don’t have access to sexual partners because of a variety of factors such as age, health, or “level of conventional attractiveness.”

“We talk a lot about access to education. We talk a lot about access to healthcare,” MacArthyr told the outlet.

“Why do we care about those things? Health is a human good, education is a human good, knowledge is a human good. Well, sex and intimacy. Those are human goods in the same way.”

GettyWhile robots are already a reality, the technology is not good enough yet for sex robots; the closest thing we have are more like sex dolls[/caption]

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Opponents of sex robots have expressed concern that this accessibility would breed social isolation, as robots would be an easier option than humans.

But MacArthur disagrees with that notion, arguing that humans don’t necessarily always choose the easiest option.

“We default to variety, and this is also how we advance our lives and our careers – by choosing hard over easy by ourselves,” he explains.

Additionally, MacArthur says, humans want reciprocated desire, something robots can only hope to one day mimic.

While robots are already a reality, the technology is not good enough yet for sex robots; the closest thing we have are more like sex dolls.

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For MacArthur, stigmas about sex robots are harmful because they are an obstacle to research.

“I think it could be a really exciting future. Or, we could not have the conversation, or have it in a very narrow way, and then we’re just going to be trapped in a very slow moving and very uninteresting future.”

And it appears many are open to the idea of sex robots indeed.

According to a recent study, two in five people said they were open to the idea of having sex with a robot. 

In fact more people prefer to be intimate with a sex bot (37.5 percent) instead of having casual sex with a human lover (30.1 percent).

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My bitter ex told lies to my friends about my ‘small manhood’ after I dumped her 0 40

DEAR DEIDRE: MY ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger.

She never complained when we were together, but last week she told the girls in our group that being with me was “like kissing a soggy lettuce leaf” and that she “literally didn’t feel a thing when we were having sex” because I’m so small.

My ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger

I’m 25 and she’s 24. I think part of it is jealousy.

She knows a couple of the other girls fancy me and I think she’s trying to sabotage any chance I have with them.

Not that I’m even planning anything.

She’s so insecure and has a vicious tongue on her.

I’m tempted to let each of her so-called friends know what she really says about them in private.

Even her best friend gets a nasty critique every time she posts anything on Instagram.

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Her top is either too short, or her hair looks like wire, or her laugh is fake . . . it goes on and on.

I don’t regret splitting up with her but this last trick has really infuriated me.

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You could maybe reply with: “Let’s just say she never complained when we were together and nor have any of my other exes.”

Your friends will soon see her behaviour for what it is – jealous insecurity.

My partner said he was on a work trip – but he was actually getting married and on his honeymoon 0 28

DEAR DEIDRE: MY partner said he was on a work trip two months ago, but he had actually got married and been on honeymoon.

Our relationship had become a bit predictable, but we still had regular sex and nice days out with our two young sons.

My partner lied about his work trip – he was really on his HONEYMOON

I’m 32 and he’s 37. Our sons are four and two.

When he returned from his “work trip” he blamed me for his cheating, saying I had let myself go and didn’t pay him enough attention.

He then told me he’d “traded up” for a better model. It didn’t stop there.

He said that his wife, who is 27, is absolutely stunning and makes him feel special.

Apparently this woman was a barmaid he’d met on a golf trip and they had been seeing each other for six months.

He told me all this, then marched upstairs and packed his games console and his clothes and drove off out of my life.

The thing is, we always talked about getting married but when we had kids there always seemed something better to spend our money on.

Mutual friends have told me he has moved into a new-build home on the other side of our small town and his wife has plenty of family money.

My sons are really missing him and I don’t even know how I feel.

Sometimes when he comes to visit the boys I beg him to come home.

But other times I’m so angry with him, I refuse to let him in.

Now he is accusing me of stopping him from seeing his children.

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Surely he can’t just show up when he likes?

I’m a mess and need to start getting a grip for the kids’ sake.

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DEIDRE SAYS: I’m so sorry your partner ended your relationship in such a cruel way.

This man sounds selfish and immature, and quite frankly the way he has treated you is emotionally abusive.

It won’t feel like it now, but you really are better off without him.

He is behaving like he still lives in your home, by just turning up unannounced.

Tell him firmly that you would encourage a good relationship between him and your sons but he can only collect them with prior arrangement.

Start to put down your boundaries.

I’m sending you my support pack When Parents Fall Out, which you could pass to him to help explain why you need to co-operate for the future wellbeing of your children.

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