116: Speak AI Sex Robots, Childbot Ethics, the Future of Sex. Eurydice Eve w Alexis Masciarella.

21 Oct 2022 • 61 min • EN
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Eurydice Eve speaks with Alexis Masciarella about the ethics of robots, the future of love, and the dangers of legal adoption. We discuss the Ethics of Sex with Machines and Escapism from Reality. With Europe's first sex robot brothel open in Barcelona and the first talking sex robot, "Harmony", available, we discuss the Pornification and Dehumanization of Sexuality, and the implications of Human Connection to Robots when Robots are introduced as substitutes for humans. We humans connect with inanimate objects by imagining them animate. “The caregiver effect”: when we nurture a machine that presents itself as a dependent, we get emotionally attached to it. Human Sclerosis is an emotional hardening toward actual people. We may become more callous towards human suffering by ‘practising’ on mock humans. We may strengthen our darker desires by indulging them in virtual settings. Sex Robots desensitize people. Robot-makers present them as therapeutic tools that limit real world harm. But they name and humanize them. This violates Respect for humanity. Robots that are designed to please men make it harder for men to have sex with real women. Child sex robots are defined as robots designed to look and act like a child. The law views child sex robots as sex toys. Roboticists claim that child sex robots can cure pedophilia. But is it either or? Either rape human or rape machine? And might they be manufacturing perverts for profit? Most users buy sex toys out of curiosity. Toys change a person’s understanding of what sex is. What if a robot gives a person a taste of pedophilia he might never know he had? What if he experiments with a robot and likes it and becomes only attracted to minors? Is there a symbolic harm being done to society? What’s the difference between computer generated child porn and child sex robots? We have no restrictions on the importation of child sex dolls into the US. There is no legal rule that bans their purchase and sale in the interests of child protection. It is unclear whether they offer any positive interventions for treating people with paedophilic predilections. The risk of harm for children may increase, if people who use child robots for sex become encouraged to try real children for sex. The child robots could be a gateway drug, in consequentialist reasoning. They could lead to or encourage offences against children in the real world. What should the legal system do about these devices? It permits them on the grounds that, unlike child pornography, the child sex robot or doll does not involve any direct harm to children. A mild legal moralism may be due. Moralistic laws prohibit the desecration of corpses, for example, even when such desecration causes no direct or indirect harm to others. Child sex robots are a paradigmatic example of symbolic harm; they are offensive and morally corrosive. ⚡️Mass insanity will happen at the intimate cross-pollination of humans and machines. Collective madness occurs when we stop knowing who’s human and what’s not human; then we will dehumanize each other. Morality starts with respecting living beings above all. We are evolving away from our humanity, from the aspects of us that AI can’t replicate. AI is hardening us away from our primal instincts, our natural needs, our spiritual urges as the internet is emphasizing logos too much. On the brink of a robot revolution, we are evolving away from human empathy at our peril. ⚡️ For info, books, merch, art, go to https://Eurydice.net https://SpeakwithEve.com ⚡️ For Apple podcast go to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/speak-sex-w-eve/id1448261953?uo=4 ⚡️For videos, go to https://YouTube.com/SpeakSexwithEveEurydice 💫 For in-depth, go to https://eurydice.substack.com/ ⚡️ please support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/speaksex/support. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/speaksex/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/speaksex/support

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