According to a recent study (and to no one’s surprise actually) conducted by Havas, after surveying 12,000 individuals, it was revealed that 27% of Millennials (people with ages between 18 and 24) would have no problem with dating a non-human, as in a sex robot. Again, to no one’s surprise, it looks like men are more open to do so than women.
The study also revealed that 20 percent of men (in the UK that is) prefer their virtual social-media ersatz life to, well, real life. Seventy percent of the people surveyed believe that smartphones are destroying human bonds and forty percent of millennials fear that robots will take their jobs in the near future. Havas’ PR Board Director Nigel Hughes has said in the aftermath of the study:
“Filters and AR can, on the face of it, help improve people’s perceptions of the world around them, yet our study reveals that nearly half (42 per cent) of 18-34 years olds felt unhappy about their own lives after comparing themselves to others on social media. That’s compared to only 21 per cent of 35-54 year olds saying the same, suggesting we are not equipping young people with the emotional framework needed to process this virtual reality,”