A British futurologist basically predicts that humans will replace Tinder with robots by 2050.
The report, developed by an apparently sexually-frustrated British guy named Ian Pearson, says that sex with a humanoid robot will become possible in 2025. He even goes so far to suggest that it will be more popular than real-life human sex by 2050.
Even better: by 2030, he predicts virtual sex will become as casual as porn-surfing, and by 2035, many cat-ladies will begin replacing their vibrators with robots of some variety.
The report predicts that humans will at first be a little hesitant to try sex with a robot. No shit. Not exactly a shocker that we aren't in a hurry to put metal robots in our chambers of secrets.
"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," Pearson said. "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."
Is it too early to start drinking?