Let it be duly noted that on this day, nerds, geeks and other sexually awkward humans finally have a reason to rejoice and an acceptable reason to not leave their apartments ever again (World of Warcraft might also be an acceptable answer).
Hines, is, of course, the inventor of the WORLD’S FIRST SEX ROBOT, which comes with five different personalities and “impressive, flesh-like, synthetic skin.”
“Sex only goes so far — then you want to be able to talk to the person,” Hines said in an interview with the AP.
An engineer, Hines said he was inspired to create the robot after a friend died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. That got him thinking about preserving his friend’s personality, to give his children a chance to interact with him as they’re growing up. Looking around for commercial applications for artificial personalities, he initially thought he might create a home health care aide for the elderly.
“But there was tremendous regulatory and bureaucratic paperwork to get through. We were stuck,” Hines said. “So I looked at other markets.”
Of course, that’s also how the Cylons were invented, so it’s debatable whether this news is good or bad. Either way, sex robots ya’ll!