According to a recent survey of heterosexual men, 40 percent wanted to buy a sex robot in the next five years. Some experts suggest that the popularity of interactive sex robots may reduce or even replace traditional prostitution and thereby decrease sex trafficking as well.
Brothels with this new class of robotic sex workers have already opened in countries like Spain and Ireland. It is an industry with a lot of potential to rake in some serious dough. That’s why there’s so much effort toward making these sex robots look and act realistically.
At the Arts Electronica Festival in Austria, Sergi Santos unveiled his doll, Samantha. This doll is intelligent in that it can reply when spoken to and it moans when touched in sensitive places. Santos’s robot, which was worth almost $4,000, was molested at the show.[
Santos said, “The people mounted Samantha’s breasts, her legs, and arms. Two fingers were broken. She was heavily soiled.” He referred to the perpetrators as “barbarians” in his outrage over his creation being trashed by these nonpaying vandals.