What Kind of Futuristic Love Will Be Legal By 2050?

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Some of you humans are probably getting your knickers in a bunch over this thing called "Valentine's Day." There are rituals involving flowers and candy and romantic dinners — all to guarantee that your mate feels adequately adored. But what about the robots who want a kiss? The aliens who pine for love? And what about the humans whose lovers include two husbands, one wife, two robots, and one degenerate speck of hypermatter? When will they have their day? Take our poll and vote for which kinds of scifi romance will be legal by 2050.

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Corpore Metal

Sort of @Pham Nuwen.

Sigh—a little tired of the robot sex toy cliche. I mean, I guess it's likely, that's why it's a cliche. Technology will improve and we'll figure out how to get past the uncanny valley and these robot toys will be commonplace.

On the other hand, if these artificial life forms get smart, I think they'll view Warren Ellis' rant as a kind of manifesto:

www.warrenellis.com/?p=5426