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If the sexual equality wars trouble you—if you’re concerned about little boys using the little girls’ restrooms in elementary school or the bigger boys using the bigger girls’ showers in high school or even Facebook’s confusing 51 new gender options—there’s yet another disturbing futuristic reality to consider.
Tauriq Moosa penned an article for United Kingdom paper The Guardian that takes all human limits off sexual identity—and even suggests sexual intercourse with nonhumans. No, I’m not talking about bestiality, another extremely disturbing trend in the immorality scene. I’m talking about sex with robots.
The article, “Robots and Sex: Creepy or Cool?” suggests that “sex with robots may currently be restricted to fiction, but with advances in technology this could eventually change. Despite how some may react, this is something that should be accepted, maybe even embraced.”
Wait, what? It’s about 10 days too late to be an April Fool’s joke, though the notion is pure folly. Moosa suggests that books, music and other forms of media have gone digital. People work virtually and form relationships online. Refrigerators remind us to order groceries online. Considering all this, he sees no “massive leap” to sex with robots.
Apparently, he’s not the only one prophesying this immoral future. According to Victoria University research, the future of sex tourism is with robot prostitutes. Researchers explored how Amsterdam’s red-light district might operate by 2050 and decided android prostitutes will be the norm because they don’t transmit sexual disease or promote the sex-slave industry.
Moosa’s article is especially graphic, so I won’t go into details about the benefits he sees to sex with robots. What I can confirm is that sex robots already exist. In fact, these immoral androids been on the scene since January 2010. Apparently, thousands of men placed a preorder for Roxxxy, “the world’s first sex robot,” at the Las Vegas Adult Entertainment Expo more than four years ago.
“The robot boasts artificial intelligence, speech recognition technology and a bevy of recorded phrases, making it able to, on some levels, converse with her mate,” an article by Dr. Robi Ludwig on Discovery.com reveals. “She also has a personality-changer, an Internet connection to receive software and dialog updates, all for a price between $7,000 to $9,000.”
Even Moosa, who seems all for these sex robots, has some ethical concerns. He doesn’t like the idea of programming a sex robot to “always consent” or “never refuse.” Nevertheless, he says he’s planning on “preparing for their inevitable taking over of our species.” His overarching point: “It’s about accepting other people’s choices to do what they want with their bodies and obtain sexual satisfaction, without worry of stigma or shame. Using sex robots doesn’t harm anyone.”
I don’t even know where to begin. Apparently, this debate has been going on for at least six years, but it’s suddenly becoming a more popular topic. Questions are already springing up about whether sex with robots would qualify as cheating on a spouse. Um, yes, it would.
Sex outside of marriage—any form of sex outside of marriage, from adultery to masturbation to, yes, sex with robots—is classified in God’s eyes as immorality. God created sex for a purpose, and having sex with a robot abuses that purpose. I can’t even imagine where technology like this could take our society, and I don’t even want to. All I can say is, Sodom and Gomorrah never dreamed of sexual immorality like this.
Jennifer LeClaire is news editor at Charisma. She is also the author of several books, including The Making of a Prophet. You can email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website here. You can also join Jennifer on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.
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