From Publishers Weekly
In this wide-ranging examination of the emotional and physical relations between humans and the inanimate objects of their desire, AI guru Levy (Robots Unlimited) first addresses the question of love with robots, and moves on to consider the mechanics of actually having sex with them. In order to put the reader at ease with the possibility of human-robot love, Levy compares the phenomenon to the ways in which humans fall in love with each other, their pets, and even their motorcycles. From there, Levy argues, it is a short emotional step to the affection people can be expected to display towards robots. Some readers may be turned off by Levy's fairly graphic descriptions of the mechanics of having sex with robots, and may wonder why Levy chose not to include recent research on the human genome that could one day lead to replacing human "parts," potentially making us more robot-like ourselves. Though Levy's topic is undeniably on the fringe, it will appeal to readers keen on pondering futuristic scenarios.
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'Utterly fascinating' - New Statesman. 'Oddly - very oddly - fascinating ... It's no mean feat just presenting a prediction as outlandish as that as unabashedly as Levy does. But more impressive still is how coherently he backs it up' - Telegraph. 'The idea behind the book - a world in which robots appear to be just like us - is fascinating. It raises important questions about the future of robots. What we might want from them and what our interactions might teach us about ourselves' - New Scientist. 'Will surely rank as the definitive study of such phenomena for years to come' - LA Times book review. 'A controversial and troubling arousing book' - USA Today. 'The safest sex on the planet' - Wired. 'Racy, divertingly illustrated book' - The Guardian.
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