Category Archives: Ethics and Law

Anti-Sex Robot Activists Demand Regulation of Sexbot Brothels

After the announcement that a Canadian sex doll company owner plans to introduce up to ten ‘sexbot brothels’ in the USA, activists there have stepped up demands for regulation. Like certain similar institutions that have sprung up in Europe recently, Yuval Gavriel intends to skirt around existing prostitution laws to open his ‘sex doll for… Read more »

Video Demo of Phone Scanning 3D Avatars for VR

3D scanning for avatar generation is coming along very fast, with Sony’s ‘3D Creator’ App for its Xperia phone leading the way. A YouTube demo was uploaded last week in which the channel ‘Mixed Reality TV’ talked to an artist from ‘Somnium Space‘ that utilizes the app and which appears to be making a bid… Read more »

Teledildonics Patent Troll Has Finally Expired

An infamous patent troll relating to sex toys controlled via the internet has finally expired last week. The patent has been widely considered to have held back the development of haptic sex toys (or ‘teledildonics’), and in fact the company behind the patent did sue several different sex toy companies for ‘infringement’ (including, I believe… Read more »

Economist Claims Sex Robots Will Improve Marriage

A female economist has published a surprisingly positive, if offbeat prediction concerning the effects of sex robots on society, and in particular marriage. MGTOWs (Men Go Their Own Way) hail the advent of sex robots as freeing men from the need to marry to have regular sex. Feminists seem to fear sexbots for that very… Read more »

Chinese Company Promises 3D Printed Sex Robot Replicas of Any Woman

One of the leading Chinese sex doll companies (DS Dolls), which is already making ‘smart sex dolls’, has announced its intention to 3D print sex doll/robot replicas of any woman. This is something I’ve been predicting here for a while. With 3D scanning technology exploding, it was/is only a matter of time before ‘realistic sex… Read more »

Samantha the Sex Robot Can Say No

Sex robot inventor Sergi Santos has reportedly equipped his sex robot Samantha with the ability to say no if she is disinterested or ‘disturbed’ by the sexual behaviour of her partner. Well, perhaps not quite say no, but rather switch off into ‘dummy mode’ whenever she detects aggressive behaviour on the part of her owner… Read more »

Call for UK to Ban Deepfake Porn

A British academic has called for deepfake porn to be criminalized. The British parliament is in the process of ‘closing a loophole’ which allowed upskirt photos to be legal. A so called ‘academic expert’ on the regulation of Internet porn has demanded that politicians seize the opportunity to ‘futureproof’ sex tech legislation by criminalizing the… Read more »

‘Experts’ Claim No Health Benefits of Sex Robots

Seems as though the information war against sex robots has begun in earnest. Two British doctors (why do the British so afraid of sexbots?) published a ‘study’ in an important medical journal, and which media headlines have claimed proves that sex robots are dangerous. However, the ‘study’ appears to be more their own ruminations and… Read more »

Moral Panic Over Deepfakes Renewed

As the ‘face swapping’ technology behind deepfakes continues to rapidly improve, it seems as though the media moral panic over the use of it in fake porn is being renewed. Two major media reports this week asked – ‘Are deepfakes the new revenge porn?’. Feminist minded culture magazine VOX published an interesting if very one-sided… Read more »

Slavoj Zizek on sexbots and rights

Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian cultural critic who has been described as ‘the most dangerous philosopher in the West’. Last week he penned a lengthy op-ed for Russia Today asking – ‘Do sexbots have rights?’. His piece is in response to the recent and very controversial proposal of the European Union to grant robots ‘personhood… Read more »

AI Fake Porn Reaching Exponential Growth

Digital and AI advances in ‘immersive porn’ are potentially subject to the type of exponential growth made famous by Moore’s Law (which relates to computer processing speed and efficiency). Sex toys, dolls, robots, and even VR porn (because of the physical headsets) can only ever be partly so because of their reliance on large physical… Read more »

Was Sex Robot Samanatha Really Molested? Creator Speaks

You may remember that Samantha the sex robot (and rival to Harmony of Realbotix) was allegedly molested and abused so much she needed repairs after being showcased at an Austrian tech show last year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/610ec648-b348-423a-bd3c-04dc701b2985 Given the inevitable opposition to sex robots that is already evident and will grow mainfold in the years ahead, I… Read more »