As technology moves forward alongside cultural developments, we are forever questioning the future of social interaction. The rise of platforms such as Facebook, twitter & Instagram allow us to connect with more people than ever without even having to meet them. For some individuals this gives them the social interaction and validation they need, but how far will this go?
A Spanish scientist, Sergi Santos is the creator of 'Synthea Amatus' a sex robot that could make human interaction a thing of the past when it comes to a sex. Not only is the robot made from ultra-realistic silicon like human skin, she also has a brain! She understands what you say and will respond.
With affection & sex available at the flick of a switch, do these machines pose any threat to our survival?
Maybe, if we increasingly turn to these bots instead of people we would surely see a reduction in population. Not to mention the impact this could have on the social development of future generations.
The human race is in no immediate danger but if they become more widespread and people no longer turn to social media for a connection to the outside world, what kind of society would we wake up to everyday?