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What it’s Like to be Married to a Robot What it’s Like to be Married to a Robot

What it’s Like to be Married to a Robot

by Mark Oliver

Zheng Jiajia is an engineer and a graduate of Zhejiang University. He is 31 years old and married to a beautiful young woman named Yingying – who he built in his apartment.

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Yingying is a robot. She can only say a few words, but her husband is her designer and he has every intention of upgrading her as the technology becomes available. First on the agenda is to teach her to walk and, after that, to get her to work doing some chores around the house.

It’s not every day a man builds himself a wife, and so it’s not surprising that Zheng Jiajia’s story has spread in its fair share of viral articles. It has all that strange and weird appeal that the internet loves – but it’s not as unusual as it seems. Believe it or not, Zheng Jiajia is far from being the first person to marry a robot.

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This man, who calls himself DaveCat, married a RealDoll, a lifelike, silicone and anatomically correct female doll. Another man, named Ned Nefer, married a mannequin’s head that he pushes around town in a wheelchair. And it’s not just men, either – a woman in France is fighting for her right to marry a robot she made with a 3D printer.

Why Would Anyone Marry A Robot?

It’s easy to write the people who marry robots off as mentally ill, but there’s something bigger going on here. According to DaveCat, there’s a whole community of robosexuals who have given up on love with human beings and looking for build love from scratch, with silicone and computer chips.

At the heart of every one of their stories is almost always the same thing: excruciating loneliness. Zheng Jiajia built his wife after being left by the woman he thought he was going to marry. His parents, his says, kept pushing him to find a wife. And, since he couldn’t find one in real-life, he did what he could do: he built one.

DaveCat, likewise, just opted out of the challenges of dating women. “I’m not interested in having someone who may bail at any time, or who transforms into someone unpleasant,” he told a reporter. His artificial wife is easier than a real one.

An Epidemic Of Loneliness

Even if most people aren’t ready to go down that road, this might be an extreme symptom of modern life. Today, our friendships often play out more on computers than face-to-face, and some think that it’s creating an epidemic of loneliness and a changing idea of what a relationship means.

Japan has been hit the hardest. There, one-third of people under 30 have never been on a date, and a quarter of all men say they’re no longer romantically interested in women.

Some call those men asexual, but that’s not exactly accurate. Most of them aren’t dropping out of sex altogether – they’re just replacing it with virtual girlfriends and porn habits. And, when a huge chunk of a population is ready to go down that road, the idea of just up and the idea of people deciding to marry robots starts seeming less and less crazy.

Robot Wives For Sale

Some people think that, pretty soon, these stories are going to stop seeming so weird. Japan isn’t the only place where people are opting out of love – marriage rates in the US are the lowest they’ve ever been, and some think that all the lonely people left behind are going make stories like this one start sprouting up more and more often.

That’s what Ricky Ma, the inventor of the Scarlett Johansson robot, is banking on.

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Ricky Ma invested $50,000 and 18 months or work into making an eerie, life-like talking robot that looks exactly like Scarlett Johansson. That’s a lot of effort for a weird kink, but it doesn’t seem like Ma just did this for himself. Ma is looking for investors – because he thinks he can sell these things.

Writer David Levy is convinced that it will be legal to marry robots by 2050. Homosexual marriage, he argues, seemed crazy and outrageous 35 years ago, but, as it became more common, our attitudes changed. He’s convinced that will happen with robots, too.

And even if most people won’t go as far as marrying robots, professor Adrian Cheok thinks that love with a robot is going to become as normal as browsing porn online. “Actual sex with humans may be like going to a concert,” he predicts, and sex with a robot will be like listening to an album at home. “When you’re at home you can listen to Beethoven’s ninth symphony. It’s good enough. And, once or twice a year, you’ll want to go the Royal Albert Hall and hear it in a concert hall.”

  • Emerica Campbell

    Why would a living human decide to marry a ROBOT? There are several reasons but no excuse to such actions if the individual looks the right direction.
    My main point is that the individual lack social security, tired or being disappointed, their childhood was full or fights between their parents .Two major facts that is over looked by everyone are (a) They were molested by very close family members . (b) Their SPIRITUAL upbringing.
    As adults, lets take this one at a time. If a child as young as 7 is being molested by family member; asking for oral sex, what would you think? These things are meant for marry couples, to a child it is disgusting and nasty for all they care and it is so wrong! People take advantage of them because they are scared of what will happen to them if they do not do what they are asked to do; they ejaculate in their mouth, all over their body and much more. These kids grow to hate people or the sex they have the encounter with. Do we have to blame them 100%if they carry this to adulthood? I will say, “I don’t know. Why? we should not judge a book by it’ color. Who should we blame then? Parents? Counselors? Teacher or themselves? I will say a little of all but mostly the family or parents of the child.
    The Bible tells us that, “Fathers should bring up their children in the way of the Lord,they should not provoke their children to anger”. (Proverbs)All is left with the mothers who maybe have no time, having 2 jobs or non but prefer to hang out with friends who have no kid and sends the kid to some family and when the kid tries to tell them what they are going through they tell them they are not telling the truth! what happen next, drugs, crime and death sometimes. some smart parents listen though and pull them through but on the wrong side of the road! COUNSELORS put all sort of rubbish in their head (not all of them), teachers seems to push them aside instead of finding out how he or she can help that child (some do help). The child sometimes takes advantage of the situation and will not cooperate in anyway, but want to cause pain for everyone around them because they are hurting.
    Whats my point. Train up your children in the way of the Lord so when they are old they would not depart from it. How start with yourself. is the life you are living a good example to your family? do you recognize God in your home? What do you believe in? There is only one God that never let us down. The Lord Jesus. He told us in His word that if we follow Him he will care for us; sometimes things happen because He want us to trust Him and for us to be strong (Job;- lost everything and because he continue to trust God, he was blessed double, Esther become a queen in order to save her people,Moses;- God ask him to offer his son as a sacrifice he wanted to but God stop him and he was blessed because of that ,Joseph was sold to Egypt by his brothers but at the end he took care of them.
    How did all these people over come their trials, sorrow and pain? by trusting God,by giving their life to Him. So, if they where brought up with the word or But the Word or non at all, there is no reason for a human to marry a dummy! When you do, demonic spirit enters them and you become posses by them. No matter what happen to you, you MUST forgive to be forgiven. When you forgive , you doing it for yourself not for the other person.
    What these people need is deliverance and only Jesus can give it to them if they are willing to do so. He loves us all and teaches us to love and forgive each other. He showed His love by giving His life for us on the cross as the only Son of God.He rose from the dead and is seated as king in heaven . He promise to come again to receive us and He would love you all to be part of this glorious resurrection. (Revelation) What they are doing is ungodly. god gave woman and man to join as one. not man to man or woman to woman! That is SATAN’S theory. It is no yet late (John #;3-17). Give your lives to Jesus and you will see what you have being missing.
    repent of your sins and accept Jesus as your lord and Savior. If you want too, say this prayer.
    LORD JESUS, FORGIVE MY SINS, I CONFESS THAT I AM A SINNER AND I ASK THAT YOU CHANG MY LIFE, FILL ME WITH YOUR SPIRIT AND MAKE ME A NEW PERSON. I ACCEPT YOU AS MY LORD AND SAVIOR, I BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD, THAT YOU DIED AND ROSE AGAIN AND YOU ARE SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OR GOD OUR FATHER ALMIGHTY. PLEASE ACCEPT ME AS ONE OF YOUR OWN IN YOUR MIGHTY NAME I PRAY AMEN.
    Welcome to the body or Christ. Read the Bible, pray and find a bible believing church.