The path to sex robots may seem far-fetched, but it will begin with simple things that gradually normalize the notion of social robots in other areas of our lives. The goal of robotics should not be to mimic humans or to create human substitutes but to automate useful tasks that promote human and environmental flourishing.
Perhaps no issue causes more consternation for parents than that of gender. There’s just so much anxiety around it all, and parents don’t know what they are responsible for or how much any of this matters to their child growing up to be a happy and healthy adult.
Talking with your kids about sex and sexuality may feel completely unnatural and uncomfortable to you, but if we want our kids to come to us with their questions and concerns then we need to begin the open communication about this topic as soon as possible.
Thoughts on two movies about sex, relationships, and love.