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Sex With Robots Was Never the Point

Why are we so obsessed with screwing machines? Notable sci-fi writers weigh in.

Lux Alptraum
OneZero
Published in
5 min readMay 7, 2019

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Alicia Vikander in “Ex Machina.” © Universal Pictures International

WWhenever I mention that I write about sex and technology, I wind up in a conversation about sex robots. Over the past few years, digital assistants like Siri and Alexa have become fixtures in our daily lives, acclimating many of us to the…

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Lux Alptraum
OneZero

OneZero columnist, Peabody-nominated producer, and the author of Faking It: The Lies Women Tell About Sex — And the Truths They Reveal. http://luxalptraum.com