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5.0 out of 5 stars What a Good Book!
Love and Sex with Robots is a book for the men/women who like to daydream of the next day and what it will be like.
Published on 12 May 2011 by Joe Alt

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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing book about an interesting subject
I was disappointed with this book. It's very long winded, and the first half of the book, in particular, is hard going. It's not a technical book at all, and could be read by anyone. The trouble is, it doesn't say very much. And, having read it, I am hardly any more knowledgeable about the subject than I was before I started. In fact, the book might best be read by people...
Published on 8 Sep 2008 by Bobby Elliott


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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing book about an interesting subject, 8 Sep 2008
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I was disappointed with this book. It's very long winded, and the first half of the book, in particular, is hard going. It's not a technical book at all, and could be read by anyone. The trouble is, it doesn't say very much. And, having read it, I am hardly any more knowledgeable about the subject than I was before I started. In fact, the book might best be read by people who genuinely don't believe that it's going to be possible to have sex with machines within the next 40 years.

That might explain the slightly prurient tone that permeates the book... a sort of condescending, "robot sex will be for weirdos", tone. I appreciate that the writer has to try to appeal to ordinary readers but this tone was grating and came across as disingenuous.

But I have more serious criticisms. Cybersex is hardly touched, yet it is almost certainly going to be a crucial evolutionary stage between where we are now and the future that Levy describes. I got the distinct feeling that the whole topic of virtual sex (in environments such as Second Life) is not familiar to the writer. If so, that's an amazing gap in his knowledge.

And there was very little discussion about the impact of virtual/machine sex on society. Yet, if Levy's future comes to pass, it will transform sexual relationships between men and women, which will, in turn, transform society.

There were good bits too. I enjoyed the history of sex and sex aids. And the topic is certainly an interesting one. But the good was outnumbered by the boring.

Not a bad book. Just disappointing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a Good Book!, 12 May 2011
This review is from: Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships (Paperback)
Love and Sex with Robots is a book for the men/women who like to daydream of the next day and what it will be like.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting, 16 Aug 2014
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Really eye opening! If you fancy a read that is informative, but in a really approachable way then this is the read for you
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