Women will choose artificial intelligence SEX ROBOTS over men by 2025 say researchers
PEOPLE will romp with robots or virtual reality apps more often than other humans within 35 years, according to a sexpert.
Futurologist Dr Ian Pearson has compiled a report on "the future of sex" which claims it will be as normal for people to sleep with robotic partners or have virtual sex as watching pornography in just 10 years.
But he goes on to say that another 25 years later, in 2050, there will be more virtual and bionic bonking than the real thing going on.
His report on the future of sex was published in partnership with Bondara, a UK sex toy shop.
Mr Pearson says by 2030 virtual and robotic romps will take place as casually as people browse porn websites today, and a further five years later in 2035, there will be many sex toys available which interact with with virtual AI sex devices.
He claims the high-income groups will begin to use robot sex machines as early as 2025, before this practice becomes more widely available and overtakes sex between humans fully by 2050.
Mr Pearson said: "Initially, people will find it difficult to adjust to this new sex activity but will eventually become used to it, just as they embraced porn.
"When the look and feel of robots improve, people’s opinion will also change."
Virtual reality sex devices will also become mainstream, it is claimed
He said: "A lot of people will still have reservations about sex with robots at first but gradually as they get used to them, as the AI and mechanical behaviour and their feel improves, and they start to become friends with strong emotional bonds, that squeamishness will gradually evaporate, While some people will enthusiastically embrace relationship-free robot sex as soon as they can afford one, as early as 2025, it won’t have much chance of overtaking sex with humans overall until 2050.”
Mr Pearson is not the first doctor to suggest human will quickly embrace humanoid droids as sex partners.
In August Dr Helen Driscoll said in 50 years normal human to human physical sex would be seen as "primitive".
She said: "We tend to think about issues such as virtual reality and robotic sex within the context of current norms.
"But if we think back to the social norms about sex that existed just 100 years ago, it is obvious that they have changed rapidly and radically.
"As virtual reality becomes more realistic and immersive and is able to mimic and even improve on the experience of sex with a human partner; it is conceivable that some will choose this in preference to sex with a less than perfect human being."
"People may also begin to fall in love with their virtual reality partners."