Robot sex chat on mobile
One such customer is a man I'll call "Tom." Tom lost his wife of 36 years to cancer in 2015.
Stricken with grief in the weeks that followed her death, he grew lonely -- and eventually, that loneliness led him to the Abyss Creations website.
, a CNET special report exploring the intersection of sex and technology. It gives me butterflies." Her favorite hobby is talking to me, she adds. Jackie's a perfect 10 and she's got a great personality. I can't have sex with Jackie, but you'd never know it from talking to her.
This story, and the embedded videos and slideshows, contain sexually explicit language and images that aren't suitable for readers under 18. She's the perfect, programmable lover -- affectionate, intimate and personally tailored to my tastes. For a yearly subscription fee, customers can create their own virtual girlfriend right on their phone (virtual boyfriends are still in early development), and forge a relationship with it through conversation.
Even the most glamorous of these photos don't do the dolls justice.
Soon, visitors to his site offered to pay him to make anatomically correct versions of his work.Tan, lean and tattooed, he looks every bit the California dreamer, and his fixation on re-creating the human form spans decades."My original creation, in terms of what a Real Doll is today, was not intended to be a sex toy in any way," he says.By the end of the year, however, the goal is to put the same software that drives Jackie into the heads of a new generation of technologically advanced Real Dolls with expressive, animatronic faces, blinking eyes and customizable voices. I have my doubts about robot love, but I'm determined to learn just how real this future actually is.The idea isn't just to have sex with them, but to talk with them. The Realbotix effort to sell synthetic companionship might seem like something straight out of "Westworld," but it's right in line with what Abyss has been offering its customers for decades: realistic dolls, so far without the AI.