Do people have the right to marry the one they love, even if the one they love is a robot? If not, why not? After all, in the words of Lilly from France, who has fallen in love with her robot, “We don’t hurt anybody; we are just happy.”
Isn’t that what matters in the end, that people are happy?
Lilly calls herself a “proud robosexual,” and she fully plans on marrying her robot, whom she named InMoovator.
As explained in the Daily Mail, “Lilly is reportedly engaged to the robot and says they will marry when human-robot marriage is legalized in France.”
But why should this surprise us? People have not only married their same-sex spouses (which has the merit of joining together fellow-humans, albeit completely opposite to the God-ordained male-female pattern), but they have married animals and inanimate objects and, with increasing frequency, married themselves.
Indeed, it was just a few days ago that Good Housekeeping—not some radical, far-out, tabloid—ran the story, “WHY I MARRIED MYSELF. Self-marriage is a small but growing movement around the world.”
The article speaks at length (and with seriousness) about “solo weddings” and references people like Dominique, who “is a self-marriage counselor and minister, offering services including consulting sessions and private ceremonies through her website, Self Marriage Ceremonies, which she runs from her home in northern California.”
The article also includes self-marriage vows like these: “I will never leave myself.” “I promise to ask for help when I’m suffering.” “I promise to look in the mirror every day and be grateful.” “I promise to give you the incredible life that you long for.”
If, then, you can “marry” yourself—I ask again, why not, since you’re not hurting anyone, which has been one of the loudest arguments used by advocates of same-sex “marriage”—why can’t you marry a robot? At least the robot can provide both companionship and unflinching loyalty, also helping to lighten your daily load by performing some menial chores. And now, in ever increasing measure, robots can provide sex as well.
Just yesterday, the BBC ran a story in its Technology section called “Sex robots: Experts debate the rise of the love droids.”
The article begins with these words: “Would you have sex with a robot? Would you marry one? Would a robot have the right to say no to such a union?
“These were just a few of the questions being asked at the second Love and Sex With Robots conference hastily rearranged at Goldsmiths University in London after the government in Malaysia—the original location—banned it.”
Yes, this was a subject of a conference at a London university, and it ended with a speech by Dr. David Levy, who said, “We have companion robots and a partner robot is the logical continuation of the trend.