A Quarter of Young People in the UK Would Date a Robot (Why Am I Not Surprised)

They other 75% would probably go out with Hillary Clinton or Ferkel Merkel Bariloche


Merkel go home

A new survey of British adults has found that one in four of those young adults surveyed would be happy to go on a “date” with Artificial Intelligence.

Promotional image of Alicia Vikander as Ava from the the movie Ex Machina

The survey, conducted in the UK by research company ComRes and published by Nesta, found that 25% of people aged 18 to 34 participating in the questionnaire would date an android if it looked human, and was programmed to act like their “perfect match.”

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

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

The research was done as a promotion for the FutureFirst festival in September, a weekend-long event including interactive performances, immersive experiences, and speakers who aim to challenge perceptions of the future.

The robot-love study wasn’t the only promotional survey conducted to bring attention to the event.

A research team found that 50% of those Brits surveyed that use bank cards would agree to be implanted with microchips to use for any number of tasks, including opening doors, paying for lunch or accessing computers.


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3 Responses to A Quarter of Young People in the UK Would Date a Robot (Why Am I Not Surprised)

  1. hirundine608 says:

    I guess, that speaks to a certain level of personality. Maybe all they need is a dildo that talks? Or even, one of those blow-up dolls?


  2. Too many caught up in the David Bowie syndrome. 🙂


  3. hirundine608 says:

    You’re likely right? i don’t place much faith in surveys …


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