1/4 of people have had sexual fantasies about voice assistants like Siri

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  • Yes, it sounds a lot like the premise of 'Her'

    Humans have spent years trying to decode what their sexual fantasies mean but this one definitely has a more modern spin.

    If you watched ‘Her’ back in 2014, it followed a man who basically fell in love with his Siri.

    And it seems as if life has imitated art as this fictional bond has become pretty real for over a third of us (37%) admitting that they ‘love their voice assistant so much, they wish they were a real person.’

    It’s not the first time technology has given us real feels, especially since our Instagram is making us become jealous people, apparently.

    According to Mindshare and JWT, this bond between humans and technology ‘is borne out further by some of the early adopters of voice, for whom a deeper emotional attachment is starting to develop. Over a third (37%) of regular voice technology users say that they love their voice assistant so much that they wish it were a real person. Even more astonishing is that more than a quarter of regular voice technology users say they have had a sexual fantasy about their voice assistant. ‘

    This was over research which included interviews with around 1,000 smartphone users, 18% of which regularly used Siri (at least once a week).

    One of the respondents said: ‘I’d like voice technology to understand me on the level that humans understand each other.’

    And 32% of them said they’re excited to see a time when their ‘voice assistant will anticipate what I need and take actions or make suggestions.’

    According to neuroscience, once we trust something, we can form an emotional bond with it, so the more advanced voice assistant technology gets, so will our relationship with it, too.

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