BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Japanese develop ‘female’ android: “We have found that people forget she is an android while interacting with herProf Hiroshi Ishiguro”The science is interesting, but the cultural implications are bad.Just what a Japanese culture that already has too few children needs! Sterile faux-women that might someday fool men into thinking they are woman for ten minutes. Most men don’t interact more than ten minutes with woman already. The implications are staggering! The ancients made gods in their own image and worshipped them. We make less capable images of our own image and chat with them. Does anyone else see a failure of imagination here?There are simpler ways of getting more actual Japanese women. Robotics can have many positive uses, but creating “foolies” is not one of them.Vital church question:What if this android is programmed to claim a call to the ministry?
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