Romance in the digital age: One in four young people would happily date a robot


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It may be the stuff of science fiction films like Ex Machina and Her, but new research has found that one in four young people in the UK would happily date a robot.

The only caveats, according to the survey of 18- to 34-year-olds, is that their android beau must by a “perfect match”, and must look like a real-life human being.

The proportion of young people who are willing to go on a date with a robot is significantly higher than the overall proportion of British adults – only 17% of whom were willing.

“Our bodies, our identities and our senses are enhancing thanks to technology and societal shifts,” said Ghislaine Boddington, co-founder and creative director of East London design unit body>data>space .

“Indeed, intimacy as we know it is expanding its boundaries – enabling us to experience love and affection beyond the physical and into the virtual.”

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/romance-digital-age-one-four-7832164

Author: allthenews

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