Dr. Marina Adshade, professor of the Economics at the University of British Columbia, welcomed me into her home to talk about sex robots and marriage! How might the recent technological changes affect the concept of marriage and relationships more broadly? If Sex Robots can fulfill you sexually, does that take sex compatibility out of the relationship equation? Does it open the door to conversations about non-monogamy?
Marina started a course on the Economics of Sex, which turned into a blog, and turned into "Dollars & Sex" the book! More recently, she published an article in Slate called "How Sex Robots Could Revolutionize Marriage—for the Better" (Aug 14, 2018). By way of this article, we cover a full range of rabbit holes including: morality, economic factors of relational compatibility, defining love, why we marry, emotional labour and self-awareness.
I am so grateful for Marina's time and honesty, and I love how personal we end up getting! What do you guys think? Get at us on Twitter @christinewild_ and @MarinaAdshade
Here's the Slate article: slate.com/technology/2018/08/sex-robots-could-totally-redefine-the-institution-of-marriage
I highly recommend you read and watch more of Marina's work on www.marinaadshade.com
Here's the link to Carrie Jenkins that Marina references regarding defining love: www.carriejenkins.net
Star Trek episode reference:
The Perfect Mate, Star Trek: The Next Generation episode (season 5, episode 21)
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