Friday, October 16, 2015

Sex with robots conference banned in Malaysia

Sex with robots conference banned in Malaysia
Malaysia’s Inspector-General of Police declared on Tuesday that an international conference examining sex with robots, to be held in Iskandar during November, is illegal.

“It’s already an offence in Malaysia to have anal sex, what’s more intercourse with robots,” said Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. “There’s nothing scientific about sex with robots! We will take action. There are many laws that we can use.”

Organisers claim that the event, ’Love and Sex with Robots’ was not meant to advocate intercourse with the machines, and was simply an academic discussion.

The Campaign Against Sex Robots labelled the authorities’ decision to ban the symposium as “welcome news considering the significance of the sex trade in Malaysia.”

With  emerging technologies like teledildonics (sex toys controlled remotely), exploring the ethics behind robot sex might not be that ridiculous, particularly for a region as riddled by the sex industry as Southeast Asia.

The New Mandala

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