Chris Williamson & Rob Brooks , Modern Wisdom

#659 - Rob Brooks - Why Are People Falling In Love With Robots?

27 Jul 2023 • 85 min • EN
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Rob Brooks is a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of New South Wales, a researcher, and author. Machines are integrating themselves more and more into our lives. From algorithms which know when you're depressed and want to eat ice cream to sex robots who are available to satisfy your desires on-demand. This concept, known as artificial intimacy, might seem as though it’s from a science fiction novel but, it’s rapidly becoming a reality in modern life. Expect to learn what Artificial Intimacy is and its potential impacts on the future of relationships, whether it's actually legal to get married to a robot, how worried we should be about people retreating from the real world, the danger of supermarkets who can talk to your sex robot, whether artificial intimacy is better than no intimacy at all and much more... Sponsors: Get 10% discount on all Gymshark’s products at (use code: MW10)  Get a Free Sample Pack of all LMNT Flavours with your first box at (automatically applied at checkout) Get 10% discount on Marek Health’s comprehensive blood panels at (use code: MODERNWISDOM) Extra Stuff: Get my free Reading List of 100 books to read before you die → To support me on Patreon (thank you): - Get in touch. Instagram: Twitter: YouTube: Email: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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