107: How Soon Before We Start Picking Virtual Mates?
Is Your Ideal Mate A Virtual Mate?
It wont be long before we will be seeing a plethora of virtual mates on the market. In fact, people are already getting married to AIs in Japan, and its been reported that many college students now prefer virtual relationships over real, in-person one (those can be pretty messy). Within the next 5-10 years we may see a surge in Human-Robot relationships. We may prefer a virtual mate to a human mate since we can reprogram them at will, as we need to. Will this be a struggle? Already many humans prefer non-human companionship, by the way of dogs and cats and other pets. I don’t see why many people might even prefer a virtual mate, if none of the humans around them meet their standards.