Marriage between two people is not uncommon, and many marry up to several times in life. However, some people take it a step further and marry a non-human object – such as a computer or a car.
In some countries, it’s legal to marry a non-human object.
The term technosexual is not really new, but it has received much more attention in recent years. Technosexual is defined as a person who is sexually attracted to machinery and “wants to have sex with an android”. Being attracted to robots is an example of this.
One of the reasons why the term has become more familiar is probably due to the fact that the sex toy industry has adopted modern technology and robotics.
Engineered puppets with artificial intelligence have been developed. Some of these are so vivid that people who buy them sometimes fall in love with them and want to spend their lives with them!
Many people in this world are unable to find a partner, and this group can meet their physical and mental needs with the help of human-like robots. Virtual relationships can be both useful and valuable to those who strive for interpersonal relationships.
Supporters of the sex robot industry also argue that sex robots can help fight STDs and put an end to illegal human trafficking.
However, not everyone thinks it’s an equally good idea. Opponents claim that these robots will have a devastating effect on the relationship between women and men, leading to more violence and more exploitation.
During the launch of the mass-produced sex robot Roxxxy, inventor Douglas Hines explained that the robot primarily was intended as a life companion, rather than a mistress.
Apparently, several have fallen in love with their robots. It may seem shocking to some, but it’s not really that unusual. Many fall in love with fictional characters from movies or books, or fall for a celebrity they will never meet, for example, Ben Affleck, when he plays a mysterious accountant in the movie “The Accountant”.
Some cases of marriage between people and computers are so bizarre that they have been featured in media around the world. None of the marriages are recognized by the respective authorities.
In 2017, Chinese Zheng Jiajia (31) was tired of waiting for his true love, and therefore built a robot partner with whom he married. Jiajia is an engineer who works with artificial intelligence.
The robot was named Yingying and can interpret certain words and pictures, as well as speaking in simple phrases. Jiajia plans to upgrade his wife so she can walk on her own and do housework.
In 2018, Japanese Akihiko Kondo (35) married a hologram of the computer-generated singing figure Hatsune Miku. The character is a personification of software used in music production and is designed as a 16-year-old girl with turquoise hair in long mouse braids.
The fact that his bride is not real didn’t stop Kondo from spending $ 18,000 on the wedding ceremony. There were 39 guests present to attend the wedding. Condo’s parents declined the invitation.