The first three of this series, here, here and here focused mainly on the fellas. But what about the ladies? Do they get anything from the improvements in mechatronics, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence? Perhaps so.
But first, let us consider what women might want. Supposedly, one thing that they like is the long seduction. Going out for dinner, staring at the stars, a drink when you get home, and then… All of this done with clever banter between them. But most importantly, the gradual increase in “burn” (not “feel the Bern”) as the evening progresses. The AI probably could make the conversation interactive and somewhat realistic. With VR headsets, one can be anywhere they want to be. We will leave mechatronics alone for now.
One could make it a game. The computer can judge whether or not she is performing well enough to gain the interest of that bad boy. Isn’t that what key to romance novels? Speaking of which; why not just go for it in the sense of trying to create an interactive romance novel. Imagine the effort for attentions, the jealousies, the fiery rejections, the “grab her and take her” climaxes. Every woman can now be Scarlet O’Hara.
But why stop there? As long as there is no happy ending, such games could be marketed to teen and pre-teen girls. What better way to keep her quiet on the weekends? And better yet, she can learn the skills needed to navigate the world of bad boy types. For the girls, the real danger will be that the real life fellas will not measure up to the in-game characters. Furthermore, the girls natural hypergamy will add fuel to the fire.
But that is not a bug, it is a feature. For this would open the market for simulations that teach teen boys how act the part of the bad boys that the girls crave. It would not be difficult, just come up with lots of VR based scenarios and have him interact in them. The computer will provide feedback as to how well he did. The young man can work to improve his score, and hopefully gain bragging rights by doing better than his buddies.
The business opportunities are there. All one has to do is grab them.