Would you ever marry an android?

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You've just come out of a cryogenic freezer you fell in whilst delivering pizza and the year is now 2192. Humanoid androids have been created which look human, think human and feel almost human. Consider the following situation:

You find a place which is offering the perfect android partner. This includes small, deliberate imperfections (because nobody really wants a perfect partner), but you can give them any personality/physical traits that you want (provided they don't conflict obviously - no tall-short people). Would you order a partner? Would you ever marry (i.e. get in a long term commitment kind of marry) it? Why/why not?
(money is no object)
They're exactly like humans, but they are mechanical instead of biological.

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Personally, I would order a partner. I think a robot wife would be superior to a human wife. Also I want a wife who doesn't really want to talk to me very much (or me to talk to her), but I'm not sure if there are any real people like that, and if there was, how would they become my wife?
The only problem is, it might feel like I'm a slave owner, which I really don't want - I would like a wife, not a servant.


What about the situation where you meet an android normally and fell in love?
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No, because after our love affair, all those... moments... will be lost in time, like [small cough] tears... in... rain. Time... to die...
That's just what comes to mind with 'android' k
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(Original post by Necrosyrtes)
You've just come out of a cryogenic freezer you fell in whilst delivering pizza and the year is now 2192. Humanoid androids have been created which look human, think human and feel almost human. Consider the following situation:

You find a place which is offering the perfect android partner. This includes small, deliberate imperfections (because nobody really wants a perfect partner), but you can give them any personality/physical traits that you want (provided they don't conflict obviously - no tall-short people). Would you order a partner? Would you ever marry (i.e. get in a long term commitment kind of marry) it? Why/why not?
(money is no object)

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Personally, I would order a partner. I think a robot wife would be superior to a human wife. Also I want a wife who doesn't really want to talk to me very much (or me to talk to her), but I'm not sure if there are any real people like that, and if there was, how would they become my wife?
The only problem is, it might feel like I'm a slave owner, which I really don't want - I would like a wife, not a servant.


What about the situation where you meet an android normally and fell in love?
Call me old-fashioned, but I have this... thing. I prefer to marry things that are... y'know... alive. Otherwise it's not marriage.

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No, because after our love affair, all those... moments... will be lost in time, like [small cough] tears... in... rain. Time... to die...
That's just what comes to mind with 'android' k
I thought someone might make a Blade Runner reference The date I put is 200 years after the setting of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (or 210 years after Blade Runner was released).
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I'm gonna go with no..
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No. I want biological children (i.e. real children).
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I'm gonna go with no..
Why?


(Original post by Tootles)
Call me old-fashioned, but I have this... thing. I prefer to marry things that are... y'know... alive. Otherwise it's not marriage.

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Ok, would you ever have a relationship with an android?
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No, I don't even want to marry a human. I only accept gods. :pierre:
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No. I want biological children (i.e. real children).
So I assume you wouldn't marry an infertile human?
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Why?
It probably has something to do with the fact that it's not human and I wouldn't want to have a partner who has a piece of metal for a penis.
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Willing to bet japan would be monopolizing the trade and leading the worlds sex toy industry by then.
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So I assume you wouldn't marry an infertile human?
Correct. I wouldn't.
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It probably has something to do with the fact that it's not human and I wouldn't want to have a partner who has a piece of metal for a penis.
Yes, but the only difference is the way the robot actually feels. To all other purposes it is a human. What if you found out after you already formed a relationship?
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Yes, but the only difference is the way the robot actually feels. To all other purposes it is a human. What if you found out after you already formed a relationship?
Is the robot capable of emotion?
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Is the robot capable of emotion?
Yes. They're exactly like humans, but they are mechanical instead of biological. Maybe I should clarify that in the OP.
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No, because after our love affair, all those... moments... will be lost in time, like [small cough] tears... in... rain. Time... to die...
That's just what comes to mind with 'android' k
My thoughts exactly. I've seen Bladerunner, if android = Roy Baty then love him though I do (he's my favourite villain/anti-hero), I think I'd prefer a human. Plus if Doctor Who's anything to go by, they're rubbish. :lol:
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No.
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Yes. They're exactly like humans, but they are mechanical instead of biological. Maybe I should clarify that in the OP.
Can they poo?
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Can they poo?
This is getting pretty complex. I will say yes, so long as they eat (if I were designing an android I'd make them able to eat, if even just for show).
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This is getting pretty complex. I will say yes, so long as they eat (if I were designing an android I'd make them able to eat, if even just for show).
Can they breathe?
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