Man Machine Love Affair: Self Aware Robos
Kevin Curran’s insights on the potential for people to become attracted to and fall in love with their machines.
We have seen the idea of humans falling in love with robots in recent films such as Ex Machina. How likely is it for people to have romantic feelings for them in real life?
Why might someone choose to be in a relationship with a robot instead of a human?
What about laws of attraction? How would humans decide which robot to form a relationship with? (What about factors like pheromones and other human-only qualities that attract us to others?)
Q: Could long-term relationships or marriage with robots someday become a norm, or legally plausible? If so, when? And what would these relationships look like? Could they raise a family together?
Q: What are some of the ethical issues that need to be considered in this type of relationship? Would it be considered “cheating” to be with a robot if one is with someone else? Or vice versa?
Could robots ever Love us back?