The New Couplings

Are Human & Robot Weddings Next?

In the twentieth century there was a great deal of angst about computers becoming our enemies and taking over the world. This was reflected in various movies released throughout that century.

Apprehension about machines becoming our enemies is still a very potent feature of our cultural consciousness. But gradually another theme has begun to emerge in the public discourse. Instead of envisioning a dystopian future where machines are our enemies, many people are starting to experiment with the idea of a utopian future where machines become our lovers.

The Next Step in Evolution?

The prospect of humans developing love relationships with computer-programed robots...

 

is the author of Gratitude in Life's Trenches: How to Experience the Good Life Even When Everything Is Going Wrong (Ancient Faith 2020) and has a Ph.M. in history from King’s College, London. He is currently working on a Master’s in library science through the University of Oklahoma. He works as a freelance writer and researcher for a variety of publications and operates a blog at www.robinmarkphillips.com.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #32, Spring 2015 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo32/the-new-couplings

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