The world that we are currently living in appears to be getting more virtual by the second. The rise of online dating, social media and VR headsets has seen us take a step away from each other and interact with our screens more and more. But it's not just in our social lives where this transition into the virtual world is happening. Step into your local grocery store and it'll be full of automated checkouts with no people working on the tills. Not only this, but head around to your friend's house and it's more than likely that you'll find them getting jiggy with a robot.
Yep, sex robots are taking over. While sex dolls used to be little more than a novelty in which were commonly seen on stag/hen do's, they are now complex beings with an insane amount of artificial intelligence and freakishly life-like personalities.
In light of this, say hello to Henry; a new male sex robot who may just be the perfect man to all those lonely ladies out there. Tall, dark and handsome - Henry comes with a six-pack and has an abundance of charm and charisma, with him being able to recite love poems and tell jokes.
But, of course, all the charm comes with a price. While the cost tends to be that men like Henry are complete jerks, Henry's is an actual monetary price ($15,000 to be precise).
However, that $15,000 includes the ability to welcome you home from a hard day at work, chat with you about your favorite TV show and seduce you with a love poem or song. Despite his Action Man physique, Henry weighs in at 38kg, meaning that you can take full control of him and chuck him around the bedroom as you best please.
But, while all of this may sound fabulous, Henry has another appealing feature (no, it's not his bionic penis). In a new video, Henry shows off his absolutely killer sense of humor.
In the new clip, which was unveiled by makers Realbotix, Henry says in a flat, robotic voice (sexy), "What does a cloud with an itchy rash do? Find the nearest skyscraper."
Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha.
Despite the awful jokes and creepy voice, Realbotix hope that people will buy Henry "for companionship."
Matt McMullen, 48, explained: "Women have the same issues of loneliness as men.
"People call them sex dolls but mostly it’s about companionship."
In terms of his sexual performance, Henry's creators claim that doll can be plugged into the mains in order to "go as long as you want." I mean, what else screams sexy like an Amazon Alexa that has been stuffed up a mannequin and had a dildo attached to it?
I mean, guys, seriously. While I understand that the world of dating is a complex and difficult place at the best of times, can we not start having sex with robots... look at what they look like underneath that silicone skin!