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Robot SexSocial and Ethical Implications$
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John Danaher and Neil McArthur

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036689

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.001.0001

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Sexbot-Induced Social Change: An Economic Perspective

Sexbot-Induced Social Change: An Economic Perspective

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Robot Sex

Marina Adshade

The MIT Press

Sexbot-induced social change (SISC) is on the horizon. SISC will influence a broad spectrum of social structures. This chapter focuses on one significant area: the nature of marriage. It makes three predictions. Prediction One: The adoption of Sexbot technology will disentangle the association between sexual intimacy and marriage, leading to higher quality marriages. Prediction Two: The adoption of sexbot technology will lead to the normalization of non-exclusive relationships as the dominant relationship structure. Prediction Three: Legal marriage institutions will be reformed to allow individuals to determine the nature of their own marriages free from state interference.

Keywords:   Marriage, Non-Monogamy, Sex and Economics, Intimacy

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