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Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships

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Love, marriage, and sex with robots? Not in a million years? Maybe a whole lot sooner!

A leading expert in artificial intelligence, David Levy argues that the entities we once deemed cold and mechanical will soon become the objects of real companionship and human desire. He shows how automata have evolved and how human interactions with technology have changed over the years. Levy explores many aspects of human relationships the reasons we fall in love, why we form emotional attachments to animals and virtual pets, and why these same attachments could extend to love for robots. Levy also examines how society's ideas about what constitutes normal sex have changed and will continue to change as sexual technology becomes increasingly sophisticated.

Shocking, eye-opening, provocative, and utterly convincing, Love and Sex with Robots is compelling reading for anyone with an open mind.

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Draws on cutting-edge research, as well as examples from cultural history and psychology, to explore what the

Table of Contents

Love with robots — Falling in love (with people) — Loving our pets — Emotional relationships with electronic objects — Falling in love with virtual people (humanoid robots) — Sex with robots — Why we enjoy sex — Why people pay for sex — Sex technologies — The mental leap to sex with robots.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061860386
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
Science : General
Author:
Levy, David
Author:
Lévy, David
Subject:
Human-computer interaction
Subject:
Robotics
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence-Robotics
Subject:
Audio Books-Artificial Intelligence
Subject:
Audio Books-Sociology
Subject:
Computers Reference-Social Aspects-Human/Computer Interaction
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Subject:
Computers Reference-Social Aspects-Human and Computer Interaction
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Series Volume:
The Evolution of Hum
Publication Date:
20081104
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
334

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Reference » Science Reference » Technology
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