There’s an expression that “forever is a long time.” It’s also much more fast. An Internet connection guarantees a child exposed to way more information and distractions than the mother of that child did.
Each distraction competes with commitment to others, whether it’s finishing a team deathmatch before dinner or protesting Trump at one of Trump’s properties (now including all federal buildings). So what’s commitment to you, the reader?
Is it guaranteed face time with the other who’s responded to the Las Vegas massacre? If the other has disappointed you in the past, guess that’s a relationship-killer. I’m wondering if those who put that much of a premium on commitment aren’t very insecure, becoming toxic to those around them? Since we live in a global economy, which is more practical? Retooling each human brain so it’s body is never needy (or whiny), or…
…pair each human body with machine outwardly-displaying human characteristics but one who has NO needs that can’t wait until the owner is in “sleep-mode?”
If that’s the case there’s definitely money to be made! Scientists are already working on sex-bots, but they might to better to make something more “multipurpose.” Not just something that could fulfill its owner in bed but everywhere else, especially in those moments where a person needs someone who can actually listen and not force another agenda to derail everything. Many of us have been through several relationships, so the costs (cash, attorney fees, child support, restraining orders) of ending one and adjusting to the next is universally-substantial. What if that could stop before it even starts?
How much would you pay to have committed machine who at most would be a friend-with-benefits or at least, a dutiful servant? Give such technology 20 years to catch on after today’s young see the future from testimonials of people who lived in the past. It may catch on even faster if life insurance companies lower premiums on single-people with such ‘bots, considering domestic violence could be eliminated in their homes (just shut it off and reprogram it!).