Humans are sealed bags of bone, blood and flesh that are animated. If you think about it.

Humanoids are sealed silicon bags filled with steel, circuit boards, wires and sensors that are animated.

And soon, what we know to be different on the inside, won’t be so obvious on the outside.

A perfect match, don’t you think?

Thanks to the convergence in the advancement of various technologies like robotics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality humans won’t need to rely on each other for sex anymore. We will have human-like sexbots and virtual reality to satisfy our every need whenever we want it.

According to a Pew Research report that looks at how continuing advancements in artificial intelligence and robotics will impact society, robotic sex partners will become commonplace by 2025.

Yes, in less than 10 years, you might be kissing a robot.

Psychologist Dr Helen Driscoll thinks it will be normal for humans to have sex with robots by 2070. In fact, she goes so far as to say that by that time physical relationships will seem primitive.

Will that change in human behavior at last stop population explosion, I wonder.

Dr Driscoll, a leading authority on the psychology of sex and relationships at the University of Sunderland in the UK made these remarks in an interview with The Mirror.

Having sex with a humanoid seems strange, because we associate sex with intimacy and to a large extend but not always, with love. That’s because we think about this issue in terms of current norms, says Driscoll. She points out that if we think back to the social norms about sex that existed just 100 years ago, it is obvious that they have changed rapidly and radically.

Virtual reality technology has made huge strides in the last couple of years, becoming more immersive and more realistic with advances in haptics – tactile feedback that lets us experience the digital and virtual as physical and tangible.

“As virtual reality becomes more realistic and immersive and is able to mimic and even improve on the experience of sex with a human partner, it is conceivable that some will choose this in preference to sex with a less than perfect human being. People may also begin to fall in love with their virtual reality partners.”

It is when robots are intelligent and indistinguishable from humans that there will not be much of a difference between sex with a human and sex with a robot.

This reality is closer than you think.

Abyss Creations, the maker of the hyper-realistic silicone sex toy, the RealDoll, has a new prototype, called Harmony, a robotic version of RealDoll. And she is a clever girl.

What makes Harmony much more than a silicone likeness of a woman, is artificial intelligence that allows her to talk, learn and interact sensibly. She’s programed to learn what her owner likes and wants. The idea is that the more she learns about you, the better partner she’ll become.

Now, she must just learn to walk as well, then she can accompany you everywhere.