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    Default Why Have Children When You Can Have Robots?

    No seriously.

    In related news, a childless billionaire invents a robot who is most likely the substitute for having children. This is pretty good, I hate children anyways. Robots are also much cooler and more interesting, and you can program it to kill easier then you can program kids to.

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    tl;dr. saw the pic though... have to say it doesn't look like much of an improvement, as it's frowning all the time.

    Also saw the words "tells jokes," and I assume that it's in an annoyingly cheerful mood all of the time, so it's not that much of an improvement as it probably doesn't know when to sthu just like a child doesn't.

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    The real question is why would anyone want a child, mechanical or otherwise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    The real question is why would anyone want a child, mechanical or otherwise?
    I think its because they provide free labor. That is honestly all I can think of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrawberryClock View Post
    I think its because they provide free labor. That is honestly all I can think of.
    The appeal of robots capable of simulating human behavior extends beyond free labor. The formation of a relationship with one would require little initial effort, and maintaining that relationship after programming the robot would require none at all. Humans could potentially satisfy their social needs with absolute control over the conditions to which they expose themselves. Sufficiently advanced in aesthetics and empathy, robots (androids, by this point) could serve as friends, lovers, and yes, even children, without the unpredictable and oftentimes irrational behavior of humans. In the case of a robotic child, there would be no opposition to the parents' wishes, unless that is allowed through programming.

    I don't believe we'll achieve a level of technological sophistication capable of producing androids with behavior and exterior features indistinguishable from humans for several decades, at the minimum. By that point, rights might be granted, and that could interfere with the use of androids for slave labor or as forced companions, since they may possess recognizable sapience.
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    Only pedos want child robots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachsucht View Post
    Only pedos want child robots.
    If pedophiles are willing to replace their human victims with willing robotic children, let them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachsucht View Post
    Only pedos want child
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    So, when are they gonna invent a usefull robot that replaces my old useless dishwasher and all of her functions?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Kirk View Post
    So, when are they gonna invent a usefull robot that replaces my old useless dishwasher and all of her functions?
    You couldn't live without your mother taking care of you, just admit it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Napalm_Enema View Post
    You couldn't live without your mother taking care of you, just admit it.
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    It's not a substitute for a kid unless it runs around naked and plays with his dick/snatch in public. Non-pedos would rather have real ones to get on the government dole/keep the women faithful and not bother much with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Napalm_Enema View Post
    You couldn't live without your mother taking care of you, just admit it.
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