"I did find people who were interested in artificial boyfriends and girlfriends, in artificial spouses," Turkle told Innovation News Daily. She found that some people can desire what robots offer — either in virtual form or as crude sex bots — even if it marks a step below emotional fulfillment with other human beings.Virtual girlfriends and boyfriends already abound in Japan, where dating simulator games have enjoyed popularity among females as well as males.
A case of sexual harassment was registered by Rani Bagh police station.
Video games and online programs also offer virtual girlfriend (or boyfriend) experiences on smartphones and handheld video game consoles.
The crude connections may signal a "robotic moment" for society where humans begin turning to artificial intelligence to fulfill emotional needs, said Sherry Turkle, director of MIT's Initiative on Society and Self. And that a robot would be a safe choice." Virtual lovers Such "seduction by social robots" forms a key theme in Turkle's latest book, "Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other" (Basic Books, 2011).
That clinical definition does not judge the morality of masturbating to online pornography, sexting with virtual girlfriends or strapping on Wii-controlled cyberdildonics to have a titillating long-distance experience with unknown partners.
Instead, it tallies the damage based on whether someone is being honest with his or her partner about such behaviors, and whether the partner agrees to such behavior.