Over at Dalrock’s, the age old question of artificial love came up again. It would appear that developers are getting closer. As such, this subject should be explored more fully.
Why might there be a market for artificial love? It starts with the fact that men are naturally horny. Especially when they are young. And they really want relief from this. There are natural means (i.e. real women) and artificial means (pr0n, self-service). Of course, the natural method is typically most satisfying (at least during the act). But it is not always available to men, or if it is, the price might be too high (in money and otherwise). So that leaves artificial means, which can be inexpensive, yet are not totally satisfying. Men would like for the artificial means to improve, and do so for a reasonable cost. That is where virtual reality and sexbot comes in. They are approaching a point of being able to deliver.
So how did it come to this? Where men long for what are essentially artificial women. There are lots of aspects to how the world got here, but the short answer a combination of unleashed hypergamy, combined with modern women putting all of their eggs in the sexual basket. It used to be that women were prodded by the Patriarchal System to marry a young promising guy about equal in expected average lifetime status. This meant that there was essentially a gal for every guy, and the better the guy, the better the gal that he could win. This is not true anymore. Women also at one time possessed a multitude of attributes/skills that were attractive to men, examples being pleasurable company, domestic skills, mothering skills, etc. In modern times, women have found that they can do just fine when placing all of their bets on their sexuality. Lots of men want to have sex, and women have what they want, so modern women leverage this to the max. Invariably they overplay this card, to the detriment of both man and woman. Furthermore, in the long run, this approach often works poorly; but that is a topic for another discussion.
This all results in the manosphere cliche of the 80-20 rule; that is, that 80% of the women are having sex with 20% of the men. It is not known if the numbers are exactly correct, but from lots of anecdotal evidence they would seem to be in the ballpark numbers. This leaves lots of men who really want sex, without sex. Thus the desire for better value substitutes.
Now onto the objections to artificial love. First and foremost from the modern woman’s perspective is that it chips away at their sex provider monopoly, or rather, cartel. But such economic arrangements are normally considered to be bad, for the primary reason that they are unfair. That is, one side exploits the other. But in this case, since women have the halo effect, and are considered to be naturally virtuous, the true situation is rarely mentioned. This is the real objection to artificial love, but speaking such is verboten.
Instead, other objections must be put forth. Examples such as
- Objectifying women. Of course, women really do want to be objectified, but only by men that she deems worthy. In any case, this is irrelevant to the artificial love discussion.
- There is no emotional connection, so therefore it is not real, sanctified, legitimate, whatever.
- Only worthless men would do it. Since women are hypergamous, and because of such only want to love the top men; naturally enough they would think this way. Guys are not really hypergamous, and good enough is good enough.
- It is disgusting. You decide.
Commenters can add to the list if so desired. So it would seem that there is a market, and the products are maturing into the early adopter phase. So what is next?
Stay tuned for further installments in this series.
And of course, NAWALT applies.