I came across this article in the New Sunday Times June 22, 2008. OMG! is the end nigh? But, on the other spectrum, I guess the extreme tecchies would shout Yeayyyy!
Basically, the article was about "romantic human relationships are no longer the stuff of science fiction"! They are to become a reality soon. Invention of robots to replace human with emotions, feelings, personality etc and ability to have sex!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!
What tickle my funny bone is inventors are putting electronic speech and sensors that can utter "pleasant sexual sounds" when a human caresses their "erogenous zones" (gatal punya robotkan)!!!! OMG! I'm laughing now. Very very "charlie" (Brunei phrase for funny) kan!!!!
However, on to a serious note - it made me sort of thinking. These inventions are symptoms/clues to the future. Are we facing a lack of personal human relationship situation? Aren't they many actual human whom we can have relationships with? Quite scary isn't it? Are we going towards individualism, selfishness and lack of human compassion? Are we so fed up with human's hypocrisy, evilness, hopelessness,etc that we are willing to "marry" a machine instead?
Well.....I want a robot that can do house works for me....