Clearly, the ethical and legal implications of robots virtually endowed with human qualities can quickly sends many people down the rabbit hole. But society may be forced to grapple with the issue anyway. What if the robot looks not like the family dog, but like a human being? Is anyone harmed if your teenage son uses a fembot to practice sex with? (Or should that be “on”?)

I Abused The Family Dog. But It Was A Robot Dog, Which Makes It OK, Right? – ReadWrite

Fascinating story and inquiry. This is something we should consider now, before we are surrounded by the nice looking robots instead of just Roomba. I have been having an ongoing discussion with my family about how Roomba should have fur and big eyes. Maybe it is a serious consideration, not just some kind of joke…

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