Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots

Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots

The idea of the seductive sex robot is the stuff of myth, legend and science fiction. From the ancient Greeks to twenty-first century movies, robots in human form have captured our imagination, our hopes and our fears. But beyond the fantasies there are real and fundamental questions about our relationship with technology as it moves into the realm of robotics. Artificial The idea of the seductive sex robot is the stuff of myth, legend and science fiction. From the ancient Greeks to twenty-fi...

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Title:Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots
Author:Kate Devlin
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1472950895
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots Reviews

  • Jay Gabler
    Nov 25, 2018

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

    Just like there?s a site for everything on the web, there?s a doctoral dissertation for everything in the libraries of academia, or at least in the sometimes-fertile imagination of grad students. Here?s the proof, a book about sex robots, though the author would kill me if she sa...

    Interesting, and while Devlin is good at story-telling, the book is a little bit all over the place. At one point she references 2007 book Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, which feels like a better attempt at what Devlin was trying to say (although ...

    This isn't about toys, porn, or dolls, although all of that is in the book. This is about robots, similar to a therapeutic robot (see, e.g., Paro), or it could be like Alexa, Siri, or Cortana. Or a particular type of thing that is connected to the internet of things. The book discus...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots (Hardcover) by Kate Devlin I heard the au on a BBC world service program on Sat Oct 27 2018 on sex robots. KD was part of a three way conversation which soon turned to comparing the idea of sex robot partners to sex toys and to porn, at which po...

    This book was a disappointment due to the fact that the primarily concerns of the author appear to be of (feminist) issues and impacts of new sex technologies of today and very near future, and not their creative destructive nature in the foreseeable future, the intention that the auth...

    When I first read the review for this book I got very excited. I'm interested in the many ways people engage in sex, and fascinated by the different creations out there for people's pleasure, so this seemed the perfect book to read. The first chapter pulled me in and got me ready to go...

    Although Devlin muses on the philosophical implications of a far-distant future where artificial intelligence, embodied in sex robots among other appliances, will have advanced to functional sentience, she?s more concerned in the here and now. You can?t buy a fembot, but you can bu...

  • Andy
    Nov 27, 2018

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

    Just like there?s a site for everything on the web, there?s a doctoral dissertation for everything in the libraries of academia, or at least in the sometimes-fertile imagination of grad students. Here?s the proof, a book about sex robots, though the author would kill me if she sa...

    Interesting, and while Devlin is good at story-telling, the book is a little bit all over the place. At one point she references 2007 book Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, which feels like a better attempt at what Devlin was trying to say (although ...

    This isn't about toys, porn, or dolls, although all of that is in the book. This is about robots, similar to a therapeutic robot (see, e.g., Paro), or it could be like Alexa, Siri, or Cortana. Or a particular type of thing that is connected to the internet of things. The book discus...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots (Hardcover) by Kate Devlin I heard the au on a BBC world service program on Sat Oct 27 2018 on sex robots. KD was part of a three way conversation which soon turned to comparing the idea of sex robot partners to sex toys and to porn, at which po...

    This book was a disappointment due to the fact that the primarily concerns of the author appear to be of (feminist) issues and impacts of new sex technologies of today and very near future, and not their creative destructive nature in the foreseeable future, the intention that the auth...

    When I first read the review for this book I got very excited. I'm interested in the many ways people engage in sex, and fascinated by the different creations out there for people's pleasure, so this seemed the perfect book to read. The first chapter pulled me in and got me ready to go...

    Although Devlin muses on the philosophical implications of a far-distant future where artificial intelligence, embodied in sex robots among other appliances, will have advanced to functional sentience, she?s more concerned in the here and now. You can?t buy a fembot, but you can bu...

    Turned On: Science, Sex, and Robots by Kate Devlin is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. Devlin speaks of intimacy and sensuality in a technologically advanced world in a daring, cheeky, yet chirpy tone, perhaps like a person who spends a lot of time at cons. It refe...

    3.5 stars. There is a lot of introductory material here that serves to inform those new to the topic. The book comes off as a kind of Hunter S Thompson piece as Devlin has been in the thick of sexbot-dom for the past few years. Not being a philosopher and ethicist the book struggles to...

    Could be a good overview of the topic for those who are brand new to it, but then again the topic itself isn't certain. Are we talking about sex toys through history, or are we talking about robots? This book doesn't seem to know exactly what it wants to explore or say, which is mirror...

    I enjoyed Kate Devlin's easy personal writing style. I've read some of the material she discusses previously, but it's good to get a woman's perspective for a change. ...

    I simply couldn't get enough of Devlin's warmth and witty writing! This is such a fantastically fascinating book. ...

    Fine for starters in the subject(s) but if you?ve read/watched/listened to a few things, it?s all stuff you?ve probably heard before. ...

    If the title of Kate Devlin's Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is eye-catching, mission accomplished! Devlin employs a cheeky writing style to discuss the serious academic work for which she is best known: the intersection of robots and human sexuality. Turned On, far from being sala...

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  • Elizabeth
    Oct 28, 2018

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

    Just like there?s a site for everything on the web, there?s a doctoral dissertation for everything in the libraries of academia, or at least in the sometimes-fertile imagination of grad students. Here?s the proof, a book about sex robots, though the author would kill me if she sa...

    Interesting, and while Devlin is good at story-telling, the book is a little bit all over the place. At one point she references 2007 book Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, which feels like a better attempt at what Devlin was trying to say (although ...

    This isn't about toys, porn, or dolls, although all of that is in the book. This is about robots, similar to a therapeutic robot (see, e.g., Paro), or it could be like Alexa, Siri, or Cortana. Or a particular type of thing that is connected to the internet of things. The book discus...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots (Hardcover) by Kate Devlin I heard the au on a BBC world service program on Sat Oct 27 2018 on sex robots. KD was part of a three way conversation which soon turned to comparing the idea of sex robot partners to sex toys and to porn, at which po...

  • Hell
    May 01, 2019

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

    Just like there?s a site for everything on the web, there?s a doctoral dissertation for everything in the libraries of academia, or at least in the sometimes-fertile imagination of grad students. Here?s the proof, a book about sex robots, though the author would kill me if she sa...

    Interesting, and while Devlin is good at story-telling, the book is a little bit all over the place. At one point she references 2007 book Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, which feels like a better attempt at what Devlin was trying to say (although ...

    This isn't about toys, porn, or dolls, although all of that is in the book. This is about robots, similar to a therapeutic robot (see, e.g., Paro), or it could be like Alexa, Siri, or Cortana. Or a particular type of thing that is connected to the internet of things. The book discus...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots (Hardcover) by Kate Devlin I heard the au on a BBC world service program on Sat Oct 27 2018 on sex robots. KD was part of a three way conversation which soon turned to comparing the idea of sex robot partners to sex toys and to porn, at which po...

    This book was a disappointment due to the fact that the primarily concerns of the author appear to be of (feminist) issues and impacts of new sex technologies of today and very near future, and not their creative destructive nature in the foreseeable future, the intention that the auth...

    When I first read the review for this book I got very excited. I'm interested in the many ways people engage in sex, and fascinated by the different creations out there for people's pleasure, so this seemed the perfect book to read. The first chapter pulled me in and got me ready to go...

    Although Devlin muses on the philosophical implications of a far-distant future where artificial intelligence, embodied in sex robots among other appliances, will have advanced to functional sentience, she?s more concerned in the here and now. You can?t buy a fembot, but you can bu...

    Turned On: Science, Sex, and Robots by Kate Devlin is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. Devlin speaks of intimacy and sensuality in a technologically advanced world in a daring, cheeky, yet chirpy tone, perhaps like a person who spends a lot of time at cons. It refe...

    3.5 stars. There is a lot of introductory material here that serves to inform those new to the topic. The book comes off as a kind of Hunter S Thompson piece as Devlin has been in the thick of sexbot-dom for the past few years. Not being a philosopher and ethicist the book struggles to...

    Could be a good overview of the topic for those who are brand new to it, but then again the topic itself isn't certain. Are we talking about sex toys through history, or are we talking about robots? This book doesn't seem to know exactly what it wants to explore or say, which is mirror...

    I enjoyed Kate Devlin's easy personal writing style. I've read some of the material she discusses previously, but it's good to get a woman's perspective for a change. ...

    I simply couldn't get enough of Devlin's warmth and witty writing! This is such a fantastically fascinating book. ...

    Fine for starters in the subject(s) but if you?ve read/watched/listened to a few things, it?s all stuff you?ve probably heard before. ...

  • Artur Coelho
    Nov 18, 2018

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

  • Heather
    Dec 21, 2018

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

    Just like there?s a site for everything on the web, there?s a doctoral dissertation for everything in the libraries of academia, or at least in the sometimes-fertile imagination of grad students. Here?s the proof, a book about sex robots, though the author would kill me if she sa...

    Interesting, and while Devlin is good at story-telling, the book is a little bit all over the place. At one point she references 2007 book Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, which feels like a better attempt at what Devlin was trying to say (although ...

    This isn't about toys, porn, or dolls, although all of that is in the book. This is about robots, similar to a therapeutic robot (see, e.g., Paro), or it could be like Alexa, Siri, or Cortana. Or a particular type of thing that is connected to the internet of things. The book discus...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots (Hardcover) by Kate Devlin I heard the au on a BBC world service program on Sat Oct 27 2018 on sex robots. KD was part of a three way conversation which soon turned to comparing the idea of sex robot partners to sex toys and to porn, at which po...

    This book was a disappointment due to the fact that the primarily concerns of the author appear to be of (feminist) issues and impacts of new sex technologies of today and very near future, and not their creative destructive nature in the foreseeable future, the intention that the auth...

    When I first read the review for this book I got very excited. I'm interested in the many ways people engage in sex, and fascinated by the different creations out there for people's pleasure, so this seemed the perfect book to read. The first chapter pulled me in and got me ready to go...

    Although Devlin muses on the philosophical implications of a far-distant future where artificial intelligence, embodied in sex robots among other appliances, will have advanced to functional sentience, she?s more concerned in the here and now. You can?t buy a fembot, but you can bu...

    Turned On: Science, Sex, and Robots by Kate Devlin is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. Devlin speaks of intimacy and sensuality in a technologically advanced world in a daring, cheeky, yet chirpy tone, perhaps like a person who spends a lot of time at cons. It refe...

    3.5 stars. There is a lot of introductory material here that serves to inform those new to the topic. The book comes off as a kind of Hunter S Thompson piece as Devlin has been in the thick of sexbot-dom for the past few years. Not being a philosopher and ethicist the book struggles to...

    Could be a good overview of the topic for those who are brand new to it, but then again the topic itself isn't certain. Are we talking about sex toys through history, or are we talking about robots? This book doesn't seem to know exactly what it wants to explore or say, which is mirror...

  • Natalie
    May 24, 2019

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

  • Paul Franco
    Nov 30, 2018

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

    Just like there?s a site for everything on the web, there?s a doctoral dissertation for everything in the libraries of academia, or at least in the sometimes-fertile imagination of grad students. Here?s the proof, a book about sex robots, though the author would kill me if she sa...

  • Bandit
    Sep 12, 2018

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

  • Kristine
    Oct 30, 2018

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

    Just like there?s a site for everything on the web, there?s a doctoral dissertation for everything in the libraries of academia, or at least in the sometimes-fertile imagination of grad students. Here?s the proof, a book about sex robots, though the author would kill me if she sa...

    Interesting, and while Devlin is good at story-telling, the book is a little bit all over the place. At one point she references 2007 book Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, which feels like a better attempt at what Devlin was trying to say (although ...

    This isn't about toys, porn, or dolls, although all of that is in the book. This is about robots, similar to a therapeutic robot (see, e.g., Paro), or it could be like Alexa, Siri, or Cortana. Or a particular type of thing that is connected to the internet of things. The book discus...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots (Hardcover) by Kate Devlin I heard the au on a BBC world service program on Sat Oct 27 2018 on sex robots. KD was part of a three way conversation which soon turned to comparing the idea of sex robot partners to sex toys and to porn, at which po...

    This book was a disappointment due to the fact that the primarily concerns of the author appear to be of (feminist) issues and impacts of new sex technologies of today and very near future, and not their creative destructive nature in the foreseeable future, the intention that the auth...

    When I first read the review for this book I got very excited. I'm interested in the many ways people engage in sex, and fascinated by the different creations out there for people's pleasure, so this seemed the perfect book to read. The first chapter pulled me in and got me ready to go...

    Although Devlin muses on the philosophical implications of a far-distant future where artificial intelligence, embodied in sex robots among other appliances, will have advanced to functional sentience, she?s more concerned in the here and now. You can?t buy a fembot, but you can bu...

    Turned On: Science, Sex, and Robots by Kate Devlin is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. Devlin speaks of intimacy and sensuality in a technologically advanced world in a daring, cheeky, yet chirpy tone, perhaps like a person who spends a lot of time at cons. It refe...

  • Bexa
    Feb 03, 2019

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

    Just like there?s a site for everything on the web, there?s a doctoral dissertation for everything in the libraries of academia, or at least in the sometimes-fertile imagination of grad students. Here?s the proof, a book about sex robots, though the author would kill me if she sa...

    Interesting, and while Devlin is good at story-telling, the book is a little bit all over the place. At one point she references 2007 book Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, which feels like a better attempt at what Devlin was trying to say (although ...

    This isn't about toys, porn, or dolls, although all of that is in the book. This is about robots, similar to a therapeutic robot (see, e.g., Paro), or it could be like Alexa, Siri, or Cortana. Or a particular type of thing that is connected to the internet of things. The book discus...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots (Hardcover) by Kate Devlin I heard the au on a BBC world service program on Sat Oct 27 2018 on sex robots. KD was part of a three way conversation which soon turned to comparing the idea of sex robot partners to sex toys and to porn, at which po...

    This book was a disappointment due to the fact that the primarily concerns of the author appear to be of (feminist) issues and impacts of new sex technologies of today and very near future, and not their creative destructive nature in the foreseeable future, the intention that the auth...

    When I first read the review for this book I got very excited. I'm interested in the many ways people engage in sex, and fascinated by the different creations out there for people's pleasure, so this seemed the perfect book to read. The first chapter pulled me in and got me ready to go...

  • Clark Hays
    Dec 29, 2018

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

  • Jonathan Karmel
    Jan 25, 2019

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

    Just like there?s a site for everything on the web, there?s a doctoral dissertation for everything in the libraries of academia, or at least in the sometimes-fertile imagination of grad students. Here?s the proof, a book about sex robots, though the author would kill me if she sa...

    Interesting, and while Devlin is good at story-telling, the book is a little bit all over the place. At one point she references 2007 book Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, which feels like a better attempt at what Devlin was trying to say (although ...

    This isn't about toys, porn, or dolls, although all of that is in the book. This is about robots, similar to a therapeutic robot (see, e.g., Paro), or it could be like Alexa, Siri, or Cortana. Or a particular type of thing that is connected to the internet of things. The book discus...

  • Taro
    Oct 25, 2018

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

    Just like there?s a site for everything on the web, there?s a doctoral dissertation for everything in the libraries of academia, or at least in the sometimes-fertile imagination of grad students. Here?s the proof, a book about sex robots, though the author would kill me if she sa...

    Interesting, and while Devlin is good at story-telling, the book is a little bit all over the place. At one point she references 2007 book Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, which feels like a better attempt at what Devlin was trying to say (although ...

    This isn't about toys, porn, or dolls, although all of that is in the book. This is about robots, similar to a therapeutic robot (see, e.g., Paro), or it could be like Alexa, Siri, or Cortana. Or a particular type of thing that is connected to the internet of things. The book discus...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots (Hardcover) by Kate Devlin I heard the au on a BBC world service program on Sat Oct 27 2018 on sex robots. KD was part of a three way conversation which soon turned to comparing the idea of sex robot partners to sex toys and to porn, at which po...

    This book was a disappointment due to the fact that the primarily concerns of the author appear to be of (feminist) issues and impacts of new sex technologies of today and very near future, and not their creative destructive nature in the foreseeable future, the intention that the auth...

  • Ben
    May 08, 2019

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

  • Katie
    Jan 17, 2019

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

    Just like there?s a site for everything on the web, there?s a doctoral dissertation for everything in the libraries of academia, or at least in the sometimes-fertile imagination of grad students. Here?s the proof, a book about sex robots, though the author would kill me if she sa...

    Interesting, and while Devlin is good at story-telling, the book is a little bit all over the place. At one point she references 2007 book Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, which feels like a better attempt at what Devlin was trying to say (although ...

    This isn't about toys, porn, or dolls, although all of that is in the book. This is about robots, similar to a therapeutic robot (see, e.g., Paro), or it could be like Alexa, Siri, or Cortana. Or a particular type of thing that is connected to the internet of things. The book discus...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots (Hardcover) by Kate Devlin I heard the au on a BBC world service program on Sat Oct 27 2018 on sex robots. KD was part of a three way conversation which soon turned to comparing the idea of sex robot partners to sex toys and to porn, at which po...

    This book was a disappointment due to the fact that the primarily concerns of the author appear to be of (feminist) issues and impacts of new sex technologies of today and very near future, and not their creative destructive nature in the foreseeable future, the intention that the auth...

    When I first read the review for this book I got very excited. I'm interested in the many ways people engage in sex, and fascinated by the different creations out there for people's pleasure, so this seemed the perfect book to read. The first chapter pulled me in and got me ready to go...

    Although Devlin muses on the philosophical implications of a far-distant future where artificial intelligence, embodied in sex robots among other appliances, will have advanced to functional sentience, she?s more concerned in the here and now. You can?t buy a fembot, but you can bu...

    Turned On: Science, Sex, and Robots by Kate Devlin is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. Devlin speaks of intimacy and sensuality in a technologically advanced world in a daring, cheeky, yet chirpy tone, perhaps like a person who spends a lot of time at cons. It refe...

    3.5 stars. There is a lot of introductory material here that serves to inform those new to the topic. The book comes off as a kind of Hunter S Thompson piece as Devlin has been in the thick of sexbot-dom for the past few years. Not being a philosopher and ethicist the book struggles to...

    Could be a good overview of the topic for those who are brand new to it, but then again the topic itself isn't certain. Are we talking about sex toys through history, or are we talking about robots? This book doesn't seem to know exactly what it wants to explore or say, which is mirror...

    I enjoyed Kate Devlin's easy personal writing style. I've read some of the material she discusses previously, but it's good to get a woman's perspective for a change. ...

    I simply couldn't get enough of Devlin's warmth and witty writing! This is such a fantastically fascinating book. ...

    Fine for starters in the subject(s) but if you?ve read/watched/listened to a few things, it?s all stuff you?ve probably heard before. ...

    If the title of Kate Devlin's Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is eye-catching, mission accomplished! Devlin employs a cheeky writing style to discuss the serious academic work for which she is best known: the intersection of robots and human sexuality. Turned On, far from being sala...

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  • Sarah Olson
    Dec 14, 2018

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

    Just like there?s a site for everything on the web, there?s a doctoral dissertation for everything in the libraries of academia, or at least in the sometimes-fertile imagination of grad students. Here?s the proof, a book about sex robots, though the author would kill me if she sa...

    Interesting, and while Devlin is good at story-telling, the book is a little bit all over the place. At one point she references 2007 book Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, which feels like a better attempt at what Devlin was trying to say (although ...

    This isn't about toys, porn, or dolls, although all of that is in the book. This is about robots, similar to a therapeutic robot (see, e.g., Paro), or it could be like Alexa, Siri, or Cortana. Or a particular type of thing that is connected to the internet of things. The book discus...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots (Hardcover) by Kate Devlin I heard the au on a BBC world service program on Sat Oct 27 2018 on sex robots. KD was part of a three way conversation which soon turned to comparing the idea of sex robot partners to sex toys and to porn, at which po...

    This book was a disappointment due to the fact that the primarily concerns of the author appear to be of (feminist) issues and impacts of new sex technologies of today and very near future, and not their creative destructive nature in the foreseeable future, the intention that the auth...

    When I first read the review for this book I got very excited. I'm interested in the many ways people engage in sex, and fascinated by the different creations out there for people's pleasure, so this seemed the perfect book to read. The first chapter pulled me in and got me ready to go...

    Although Devlin muses on the philosophical implications of a far-distant future where artificial intelligence, embodied in sex robots among other appliances, will have advanced to functional sentience, she?s more concerned in the here and now. You can?t buy a fembot, but you can bu...

    Turned On: Science, Sex, and Robots by Kate Devlin is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. Devlin speaks of intimacy and sensuality in a technologically advanced world in a daring, cheeky, yet chirpy tone, perhaps like a person who spends a lot of time at cons. It refe...

    3.5 stars. There is a lot of introductory material here that serves to inform those new to the topic. The book comes off as a kind of Hunter S Thompson piece as Devlin has been in the thick of sexbot-dom for the past few years. Not being a philosopher and ethicist the book struggles to...

    Could be a good overview of the topic for those who are brand new to it, but then again the topic itself isn't certain. Are we talking about sex toys through history, or are we talking about robots? This book doesn't seem to know exactly what it wants to explore or say, which is mirror...

    I enjoyed Kate Devlin's easy personal writing style. I've read some of the material she discusses previously, but it's good to get a woman's perspective for a change. ...

    I simply couldn't get enough of Devlin's warmth and witty writing! This is such a fantastically fascinating book. ...

  • Gail
    Jul 15, 2019

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

  • Elliot Chalom
    Mar 14, 2019

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

    Just like there?s a site for everything on the web, there?s a doctoral dissertation for everything in the libraries of academia, or at least in the sometimes-fertile imagination of grad students. Here?s the proof, a book about sex robots, though the author would kill me if she sa...

    Interesting, and while Devlin is good at story-telling, the book is a little bit all over the place. At one point she references 2007 book Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, which feels like a better attempt at what Devlin was trying to say (although ...

  • Chris Mays
    May 09, 2019

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

    Just like there?s a site for everything on the web, there?s a doctoral dissertation for everything in the libraries of academia, or at least in the sometimes-fertile imagination of grad students. Here?s the proof, a book about sex robots, though the author would kill me if she sa...

    Interesting, and while Devlin is good at story-telling, the book is a little bit all over the place. At one point she references 2007 book Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, which feels like a better attempt at what Devlin was trying to say (although ...

    This isn't about toys, porn, or dolls, although all of that is in the book. This is about robots, similar to a therapeutic robot (see, e.g., Paro), or it could be like Alexa, Siri, or Cortana. Or a particular type of thing that is connected to the internet of things. The book discus...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots (Hardcover) by Kate Devlin I heard the au on a BBC world service program on Sat Oct 27 2018 on sex robots. KD was part of a three way conversation which soon turned to comparing the idea of sex robot partners to sex toys and to porn, at which po...

    This book was a disappointment due to the fact that the primarily concerns of the author appear to be of (feminist) issues and impacts of new sex technologies of today and very near future, and not their creative destructive nature in the foreseeable future, the intention that the auth...

    When I first read the review for this book I got very excited. I'm interested in the many ways people engage in sex, and fascinated by the different creations out there for people's pleasure, so this seemed the perfect book to read. The first chapter pulled me in and got me ready to go...

    Although Devlin muses on the philosophical implications of a far-distant future where artificial intelligence, embodied in sex robots among other appliances, will have advanced to functional sentience, she?s more concerned in the here and now. You can?t buy a fembot, but you can bu...

    Turned On: Science, Sex, and Robots by Kate Devlin is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. Devlin speaks of intimacy and sensuality in a technologically advanced world in a daring, cheeky, yet chirpy tone, perhaps like a person who spends a lot of time at cons. It refe...

    3.5 stars. There is a lot of introductory material here that serves to inform those new to the topic. The book comes off as a kind of Hunter S Thompson piece as Devlin has been in the thick of sexbot-dom for the past few years. Not being a philosopher and ethicist the book struggles to...

    Could be a good overview of the topic for those who are brand new to it, but then again the topic itself isn't certain. Are we talking about sex toys through history, or are we talking about robots? This book doesn't seem to know exactly what it wants to explore or say, which is mirror...

    I enjoyed Kate Devlin's easy personal writing style. I've read some of the material she discusses previously, but it's good to get a woman's perspective for a change. ...

    I simply couldn't get enough of Devlin's warmth and witty writing! This is such a fantastically fascinating book. ...

    Fine for starters in the subject(s) but if you?ve read/watched/listened to a few things, it?s all stuff you?ve probably heard before. ...

    If the title of Kate Devlin's Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is eye-catching, mission accomplished! Devlin employs a cheeky writing style to discuss the serious academic work for which she is best known: the intersection of robots and human sexuality. Turned On, far from being sala...

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  • Cindy
    Nov 11, 2018

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

    Just like there?s a site for everything on the web, there?s a doctoral dissertation for everything in the libraries of academia, or at least in the sometimes-fertile imagination of grad students. Here?s the proof, a book about sex robots, though the author would kill me if she sa...

    Interesting, and while Devlin is good at story-telling, the book is a little bit all over the place. At one point she references 2007 book Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, which feels like a better attempt at what Devlin was trying to say (although ...

    This isn't about toys, porn, or dolls, although all of that is in the book. This is about robots, similar to a therapeutic robot (see, e.g., Paro), or it could be like Alexa, Siri, or Cortana. Or a particular type of thing that is connected to the internet of things. The book discus...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots (Hardcover) by Kate Devlin I heard the au on a BBC world service program on Sat Oct 27 2018 on sex robots. KD was part of a three way conversation which soon turned to comparing the idea of sex robot partners to sex toys and to porn, at which po...

    This book was a disappointment due to the fact that the primarily concerns of the author appear to be of (feminist) issues and impacts of new sex technologies of today and very near future, and not their creative destructive nature in the foreseeable future, the intention that the auth...

    When I first read the review for this book I got very excited. I'm interested in the many ways people engage in sex, and fascinated by the different creations out there for people's pleasure, so this seemed the perfect book to read. The first chapter pulled me in and got me ready to go...

    Although Devlin muses on the philosophical implications of a far-distant future where artificial intelligence, embodied in sex robots among other appliances, will have advanced to functional sentience, she?s more concerned in the here and now. You can?t buy a fembot, but you can bu...

    Turned On: Science, Sex, and Robots by Kate Devlin is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. Devlin speaks of intimacy and sensuality in a technologically advanced world in a daring, cheeky, yet chirpy tone, perhaps like a person who spends a lot of time at cons. It refe...

    3.5 stars. There is a lot of introductory material here that serves to inform those new to the topic. The book comes off as a kind of Hunter S Thompson piece as Devlin has been in the thick of sexbot-dom for the past few years. Not being a philosopher and ethicist the book struggles to...

    Could be a good overview of the topic for those who are brand new to it, but then again the topic itself isn't certain. Are we talking about sex toys through history, or are we talking about robots? This book doesn't seem to know exactly what it wants to explore or say, which is mirror...

    I enjoyed Kate Devlin's easy personal writing style. I've read some of the material she discusses previously, but it's good to get a woman's perspective for a change. ...

    I simply couldn't get enough of Devlin's warmth and witty writing! This is such a fantastically fascinating book. ...

    Fine for starters in the subject(s) but if you?ve read/watched/listened to a few things, it?s all stuff you?ve probably heard before. ...

    If the title of Kate Devlin's Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is eye-catching, mission accomplished! Devlin employs a cheeky writing style to discuss the serious academic work for which she is best known: the intersection of robots and human sexuality. Turned On, far from being sala...

  • John Williamson
    Apr 16, 2019

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

    Just like there?s a site for everything on the web, there?s a doctoral dissertation for everything in the libraries of academia, or at least in the sometimes-fertile imagination of grad students. Here?s the proof, a book about sex robots, though the author would kill me if she sa...

    Interesting, and while Devlin is good at story-telling, the book is a little bit all over the place. At one point she references 2007 book Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, which feels like a better attempt at what Devlin was trying to say (although ...

    This isn't about toys, porn, or dolls, although all of that is in the book. This is about robots, similar to a therapeutic robot (see, e.g., Paro), or it could be like Alexa, Siri, or Cortana. Or a particular type of thing that is connected to the internet of things. The book discus...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots (Hardcover) by Kate Devlin I heard the au on a BBC world service program on Sat Oct 27 2018 on sex robots. KD was part of a three way conversation which soon turned to comparing the idea of sex robot partners to sex toys and to porn, at which po...

    This book was a disappointment due to the fact that the primarily concerns of the author appear to be of (feminist) issues and impacts of new sex technologies of today and very near future, and not their creative destructive nature in the foreseeable future, the intention that the auth...

    When I first read the review for this book I got very excited. I'm interested in the many ways people engage in sex, and fascinated by the different creations out there for people's pleasure, so this seemed the perfect book to read. The first chapter pulled me in and got me ready to go...

    Although Devlin muses on the philosophical implications of a far-distant future where artificial intelligence, embodied in sex robots among other appliances, will have advanced to functional sentience, she?s more concerned in the here and now. You can?t buy a fembot, but you can bu...

    Turned On: Science, Sex, and Robots by Kate Devlin is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. Devlin speaks of intimacy and sensuality in a technologically advanced world in a daring, cheeky, yet chirpy tone, perhaps like a person who spends a lot of time at cons. It refe...

    3.5 stars. There is a lot of introductory material here that serves to inform those new to the topic. The book comes off as a kind of Hunter S Thompson piece as Devlin has been in the thick of sexbot-dom for the past few years. Not being a philosopher and ethicist the book struggles to...

    Could be a good overview of the topic for those who are brand new to it, but then again the topic itself isn't certain. Are we talking about sex toys through history, or are we talking about robots? This book doesn't seem to know exactly what it wants to explore or say, which is mirror...

    I enjoyed Kate Devlin's easy personal writing style. I've read some of the material she discusses previously, but it's good to get a woman's perspective for a change. ...

  • Diane Hernandez
    Dec 20, 2018

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

  • Eoin Flynn
    Feb 13, 2019

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

  • Tuna
    Oct 03, 2018

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

  • Jeremy Meeks
    Jan 01, 2019

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

    Just like there?s a site for everything on the web, there?s a doctoral dissertation for everything in the libraries of academia, or at least in the sometimes-fertile imagination of grad students. Here?s the proof, a book about sex robots, though the author would kill me if she sa...

    Interesting, and while Devlin is good at story-telling, the book is a little bit all over the place. At one point she references 2007 book Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, which feels like a better attempt at what Devlin was trying to say (although ...

    This isn't about toys, porn, or dolls, although all of that is in the book. This is about robots, similar to a therapeutic robot (see, e.g., Paro), or it could be like Alexa, Siri, or Cortana. Or a particular type of thing that is connected to the internet of things. The book discus...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots (Hardcover) by Kate Devlin I heard the au on a BBC world service program on Sat Oct 27 2018 on sex robots. KD was part of a three way conversation which soon turned to comparing the idea of sex robot partners to sex toys and to porn, at which po...

    This book was a disappointment due to the fact that the primarily concerns of the author appear to be of (feminist) issues and impacts of new sex technologies of today and very near future, and not their creative destructive nature in the foreseeable future, the intention that the auth...

    When I first read the review for this book I got very excited. I'm interested in the many ways people engage in sex, and fascinated by the different creations out there for people's pleasure, so this seemed the perfect book to read. The first chapter pulled me in and got me ready to go...

    Although Devlin muses on the philosophical implications of a far-distant future where artificial intelligence, embodied in sex robots among other appliances, will have advanced to functional sentience, she?s more concerned in the here and now. You can?t buy a fembot, but you can bu...

    Turned On: Science, Sex, and Robots by Kate Devlin is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. Devlin speaks of intimacy and sensuality in a technologically advanced world in a daring, cheeky, yet chirpy tone, perhaps like a person who spends a lot of time at cons. It refe...

    3.5 stars. There is a lot of introductory material here that serves to inform those new to the topic. The book comes off as a kind of Hunter S Thompson piece as Devlin has been in the thick of sexbot-dom for the past few years. Not being a philosopher and ethicist the book struggles to...

  • Adam
    Feb 15, 2019

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

  • Marina
    Jul 03, 2019

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

    Just like there?s a site for everything on the web, there?s a doctoral dissertation for everything in the libraries of academia, or at least in the sometimes-fertile imagination of grad students. Here?s the proof, a book about sex robots, though the author would kill me if she sa...

    Interesting, and while Devlin is good at story-telling, the book is a little bit all over the place. At one point she references 2007 book Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, which feels like a better attempt at what Devlin was trying to say (although ...

    This isn't about toys, porn, or dolls, although all of that is in the book. This is about robots, similar to a therapeutic robot (see, e.g., Paro), or it could be like Alexa, Siri, or Cortana. Or a particular type of thing that is connected to the internet of things. The book discus...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots (Hardcover) by Kate Devlin I heard the au on a BBC world service program on Sat Oct 27 2018 on sex robots. KD was part of a three way conversation which soon turned to comparing the idea of sex robot partners to sex toys and to porn, at which po...

    This book was a disappointment due to the fact that the primarily concerns of the author appear to be of (feminist) issues and impacts of new sex technologies of today and very near future, and not their creative destructive nature in the foreseeable future, the intention that the auth...

    When I first read the review for this book I got very excited. I'm interested in the many ways people engage in sex, and fascinated by the different creations out there for people's pleasure, so this seemed the perfect book to read. The first chapter pulled me in and got me ready to go...

    Although Devlin muses on the philosophical implications of a far-distant future where artificial intelligence, embodied in sex robots among other appliances, will have advanced to functional sentience, she?s more concerned in the here and now. You can?t buy a fembot, but you can bu...

    Turned On: Science, Sex, and Robots by Kate Devlin is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. Devlin speaks of intimacy and sensuality in a technologically advanced world in a daring, cheeky, yet chirpy tone, perhaps like a person who spends a lot of time at cons. It refe...

    3.5 stars. There is a lot of introductory material here that serves to inform those new to the topic. The book comes off as a kind of Hunter S Thompson piece as Devlin has been in the thick of sexbot-dom for the past few years. Not being a philosopher and ethicist the book struggles to...

    Could be a good overview of the topic for those who are brand new to it, but then again the topic itself isn't certain. Are we talking about sex toys through history, or are we talking about robots? This book doesn't seem to know exactly what it wants to explore or say, which is mirror...

    I enjoyed Kate Devlin's easy personal writing style. I've read some of the material she discusses previously, but it's good to get a woman's perspective for a change. ...

    I simply couldn't get enough of Devlin's warmth and witty writing! This is such a fantastically fascinating book. ...

    Fine for starters in the subject(s) but if you?ve read/watched/listened to a few things, it?s all stuff you?ve probably heard before. ...

    If the title of Kate Devlin's Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is eye-catching, mission accomplished! Devlin employs a cheeky writing style to discuss the serious academic work for which she is best known: the intersection of robots and human sexuality. Turned On, far from being sala...

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  • Elizabeth
    Dec 27, 2018

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...

    Entertaining, informative and full of thoughtful ideas. Should be the template for popular science. ...

    A decent exploration of Sex Robots and some of the social consequences and potential of this technology. Kate Devlin comes at the approach with a sex positive open mind which I really appreciate. Some of her outside the box views on what Sex Robots could become are quite interesting an...

    ?Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots? explains how a ?centuries-long fascination with the artificial lover endures today,? describing in thoughtful, relatable prose everything from Greek sexual practices (apparently when it came to homoerotic love, ?intercrural sex?where one...

    Bem, se pegarem neste livro em busca de visões mecânicas libidinosas, desenganem-se. Este livro leva o tema da intersecção entre robots e sexualidade muito a sério. Começa por desmontar a ideia de robots com fins sexuais. Fala-se nisso, mas não se faz, não porque não haja vont...

    Turned On is an easy to read book that presents philosophical, ethical, technical, and historical ideas in an easy to understand format. The writers voice is also pleasing and really made the journey through her field of research as interesting as the title suggested. Content covere...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is literally about all three of those things but not necessarily all at one time. The book begins with a look back at early sex toys. The most hard to forget is the sailor?s lady made of leather and fabric and shared around the ship, ahead of the...

    Just like there?s a site for everything on the web, there?s a doctoral dissertation for everything in the libraries of academia, or at least in the sometimes-fertile imagination of grad students. Here?s the proof, a book about sex robots, though the author would kill me if she sa...

    Interesting, and while Devlin is good at story-telling, the book is a little bit all over the place. At one point she references 2007 book Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, which feels like a better attempt at what Devlin was trying to say (although ...

    This isn't about toys, porn, or dolls, although all of that is in the book. This is about robots, similar to a therapeutic robot (see, e.g., Paro), or it could be like Alexa, Siri, or Cortana. Or a particular type of thing that is connected to the internet of things. The book discus...

    Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots (Hardcover) by Kate Devlin I heard the au on a BBC world service program on Sat Oct 27 2018 on sex robots. KD was part of a three way conversation which soon turned to comparing the idea of sex robot partners to sex toys and to porn, at which po...

    This book was a disappointment due to the fact that the primarily concerns of the author appear to be of (feminist) issues and impacts of new sex technologies of today and very near future, and not their creative destructive nature in the foreseeable future, the intention that the auth...

    When I first read the review for this book I got very excited. I'm interested in the many ways people engage in sex, and fascinated by the different creations out there for people's pleasure, so this seemed the perfect book to read. The first chapter pulled me in and got me ready to go...

    Although Devlin muses on the philosophical implications of a far-distant future where artificial intelligence, embodied in sex robots among other appliances, will have advanced to functional sentience, she?s more concerned in the here and now. You can?t buy a fembot, but you can bu...

    Turned On: Science, Sex, and Robots by Kate Devlin is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. Devlin speaks of intimacy and sensuality in a technologically advanced world in a daring, cheeky, yet chirpy tone, perhaps like a person who spends a lot of time at cons. It refe...

    3.5 stars. There is a lot of introductory material here that serves to inform those new to the topic. The book comes off as a kind of Hunter S Thompson piece as Devlin has been in the thick of sexbot-dom for the past few years. Not being a philosopher and ethicist the book struggles to...

    Could be a good overview of the topic for those who are brand new to it, but then again the topic itself isn't certain. Are we talking about sex toys through history, or are we talking about robots? This book doesn't seem to know exactly what it wants to explore or say, which is mirror...

    I enjoyed Kate Devlin's easy personal writing style. I've read some of the material she discusses previously, but it's good to get a woman's perspective for a change. ...

    I simply couldn't get enough of Devlin's warmth and witty writing! This is such a fantastically fascinating book. ...

    Fine for starters in the subject(s) but if you?ve read/watched/listened to a few things, it?s all stuff you?ve probably heard before. ...

    If the title of Kate Devlin's Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots is eye-catching, mission accomplished! Devlin employs a cheeky writing style to discuss the serious academic work for which she is best known: the intersection of robots and human sexuality. Turned On, far from being sala...

    ...

  • Lucy
    Feb 06, 2019

    Robots. Yes. How do I love robots? Let?s count the ways. Well, for the sake of brevity, maybe not, but let?s just say I really, really love robots?although not in the way some of the denizens of this book do. So while I?d love a robot best friend, a robot romantic and/or sexual...

    found myself forcing myself to go through this because i kept waiting for it to get better and expecting some good information about a super interesting topic, but nope. i hated her voice and the (not funny) jokes, and more importantly i HATED how much history or context was involved i...

    A quippy, personal tour of the world of sex dolls Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, by Kate Devlin, is a mostly pleasant but somewhat superficial romp through an interesting landscape of sex dolls and the (mostly) men who love them. Devlin is a fine writer, and is clearly know...

    Written exactly how a book on sex robots should be, deeply informative and deeply irreverent. Highly entertaining read full of wit and intelligence, covering all the aspects of sex robots, from their construction to AI to the implications for society. There is a strong undercur...

    Really excellent discussion of the issues from an expert. Smart, funny, informed and well-evidenced, with balanced and thoughtful arguments. ...