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Silicon Boyfriends are Coming to Love You2 min read

Would you order the perfect boyfriend?

All the way back in 1987, a movie came out set in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. The year? 2017! Cult classic, Cherry 2000, was spot on. In the movie, the world is full of perfectly life-like robots who cater to their owner’s every want and desire. Doing everything from cooking dinner to making love, we can see why these sexy bots could quickly become drama-free boyfriend replacements. In the not-too-distant future, custom-order boyfriends may very soon be a very real industry.

Silicon boyfriends are coming to love you

A world where custom-order boyfriends that cook, clean, make love, and happen to be made of plastic is a near possibility. With advances over the last few years in robotics and artificial intelligence, coupled with a sexy hyper-realistic body, ordering a customized hyper-realistic human-like boyfriend is a dream within reach. Apple and IBM have been working fiercely on developing AI that is indistinguishable from a human being—and they’re pretty close to getting there. Side note: AI that is indistinguishable from a human being is said to pass the Turing Test, which is named after famed genius Brit mathematician and homosexual, Alan Turing, who the movie The Imitation Game, staring Benedict Cumberbatch, was based off of.


A sexy boyfriend needs a sexy body

A 5-year-old Los Angeles based start up has been producing life-sized hyper-realistic anatomically correct boyfriend replacements. They don’t have the life-like robotics and artificial intelligence built in, but that, too is in close reach. Think Siri + sex doll in one—hint, hint, Apple

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Hyper-realistic Silicone Boyfriend

In its naughty new piece of video journalism, Vice sent ‘sexexpert’ Karley Sciortino to undresses the scintillating silicon sex-doll market. Sinthetics, co-owned by Matt Krivicke and Bronwen Keller, specializes in custom silicon male, female and transgender sex dolls. The dolls, which are hand made, don’t come cheap.  A custom head costs a staggering $8000, and doesn’t include body, which prices out around $5000. “People really, really want… that realism where it’s a little bit imperfect,” Bronwen Keller told Vice.

In Cherry 2000 girlfriend-replacement robots are already around in 2017. In 2016 we already have the bod but not yet the brains. We’ll give plastic boyfriends another five years to hit the market. Where do we sign up for the waiting list?

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