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    Re: Is it ethical to create sexual virtual reality machines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    That's a thoughtful evaluation of the topic. What about the case of creating a likeness of a real person, a movie star, for example. You could have virtual sex with Megan Fox or Brad Pitt without that person actually being involved in any way. However, would the use of the person's likeness for your own pleasure be a violation of Miss Fox or Mr. Pitt?
    I expect Fox and Pitt would insist on getting paid royalties, and that as long as the checks came on time they probably would not care.

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    Re: Is it ethical to create sexual virtual reality machines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I expect Fox and Pitt would insist on getting paid royalties, and that as long as the checks came on time they probably would not care.
    That's an interesting take on it. Maybe it's a copyright issue. Perhaps you own the copyright to your own image and if it's used for another person's pleasure, you are entitled to monetary compensation in which case you're a kind of virtual prostitute.

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    Re: Is it ethical to create sexual virtual reality machines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    That's an interesting take on it. Maybe it's a copyright issue. Perhaps you own the copyright to your own image and if it's used for another person's pleasure, you are entitled to monetary compensation in which case you're a kind of virtual prostitute.
    Would it then be possible for someone to be arrested for virtual prostitution?
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    Re: Is it ethical to create sexual virtual reality machines?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Would it then be possible for someone to be arrested for virtual prostitution?
    I would disagree with that. I think all sex between consenting adults, virtual or not, should be legal. Prostitution should be legal as long as all parties consent and no one is a child.

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    Re: Is it ethical to create sexual virtual reality machines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    I would disagree with that. I think all sex between consenting adults, virtual or not, should be legal. Prostitution should be legal as long as all parties consent and no one is a child.
    I don't necessarily disagree...

    But there are currently laws in place making prostitution illegal, so would it not seem likely that some areas might try to apply them to this hypothetical case?
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    Re: Is it ethical to create sexual virtual reality machines?

    Wouldn't using a Robot sex slave, ( I do like the sound of that) be the same thing as Masturbation, as far as the Law is concerned? there would still only be one Person involved. No body has filed any laws suits against "Flesh Lights"
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    Re: Is it ethical to create sexual virtual reality machines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    That's a thoughtful evaluation of the topic. What about the case of creating a likeness of a real person, a movie star, for example. You could have virtual sex with Megan Fox or Brad Pitt without that person actually being involved in any way. However, would the use of the person's likeness for your own pleasure be a violation of Miss Fox or Mr. Pitt?
    No moreso than the fake nude pictures that already exist for pretty much every celebrity.
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    Re: Is it ethical to create sexual virtual reality machines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    Wouldn't using a Robot sex slave, ( I do like the sound of that) be the same thing as Masturbation, as far as the Law is concerned? there would still only be one Person involved. No body has filed any laws suits against "Flesh Lights"
    I agree with your interpretation. A virtual reality sex device would be a sophisticated masturbation device IMO. However, I wouldn't be too surprised to learn someone tried to interpret it differently legally, especially if the likeness of a celeb or another person were involved.

    People could also hook them up to Internet-based games. It would then be possible to have virtual sex with a person hundreds or thousands of miles away and have it be a lot like real sex, except that the person on the other end could actually be a pot-bellied toothless orangutan, but look and feel exactly like Brad Pitt or Megan Fox.

    You could go on a business trip to Vancouver and then hook up to the net to cyber f--k your hubby or wife back home, only to have someone else log on so that you end up cyber banging another person without even knowing it.

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    Re: Is it ethical to create sexual virtual reality machines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    I agree with your interpretation. A virtual reality sex device would be a sophisticated masturbation device IMO. However, I wouldn't be too surprised to learn someone tried to interpret it differently legally, especially if the likeness of a celeb or another person were involved.

    People could also hook them up to Internet-based games. It would then be possible to have virtual sex with a person hundreds or thousands of miles away and have it be a lot like real sex, except that the person on the other end could actually be a pot-bellied toothless orangutan, but look and feel exactly like Brad Pitt or Megan Fox.

    You could go on a business trip to Vancouver and then hook up to the net to cyber f--k your hubby or wife back home, only to have someone else log on so that you end up cyber banging another person without even knowing it.
    And you get an angry holo mail from your wife to the effect that your fat gay neighbor was chatting with her about the size of your dick.
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    Re: Is it ethical to create sexual virtual reality machines?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    And you get an angry holo mail from your wife to the effect that your fat gay neighbor was chatting with her about the size of your dick.

    Ewwwwwwwww.

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