The Technological Future of Love

Sven Nyholm, John Danaher, Brian D. Earp

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How might emerging and future technologies—sex robots, love drugs, anti-love drugs, or algorithms to track, quantify, and ‘gamify’ romantic relationships—change how we understand and value love? The authors canvass some of the main ethical worries posed by such technologies, while also considering whether there are reasons for “cautious optimism” about their implications for our lives. Along the way, they touch on some key ideas from the philosophies of love and technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhilosophy of Love in the Past, Present, and Future
Editors André Grahle, Natasha McKeever, Joe Saunders
Place of PublicationNew York
ISBN (Electronic)9781003014331
ISBN (Print)9780367444211
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2022


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