29-year-old man in relationship with robot, plans to marry it
Love for machines is real, but sometimes it could go up to a point where things may seem hard to believe. Case in point: Joey Morris, a 29-year-old who has been romantically involved with a robot. He started the relationship nearly two years ago and plans to get married to the bot, one day. Here are not-so-robotic details.
Relationship with RoboTroll Doll of the 90s
Speaking to the Mirror, Morris revealed he is in a relationship with a RoboTroll doll. He said he fell in love with the 'satisfied smile' and 'pink hair' of the bot while exploring the collection of BattleTrollz figurines of the 90s. "I ordered him from eBay for $20 [Rs. 1,400] and received him in December 2017. That's when our relationship truly began," he explained.
Morris felt attracted to the bot's 'expression'
"I think it was his expression that attracted me to him - while most of the other BattleTrollz snarled, RoboTroll seemed to have a satisfied smile," Morris said. "His blue eyes matched his silver and blue color scheme and made his pink hair really pop."
He's been attracted to objects since the age of 10
Morris claimed he has been attracted to objects since the age of 10 and has had relationships with a lamp, a transformer bot, and a Halloween figurine. "However my love for these objects never lasted as long as my love for RoboTroll, who is my current primary love," he added, noting that the love for the bot made his 'heart feel right.'
Now, he plans marriage, vacation
Now, Morris says he'd go on vacation with his RoboTroll partner and, perhaps, marry it one day. "I'm looking forward to my future with RoboTroll - I'm going to take him with me on holiday to Florida and a wedding could be on cards one day," he said. The man says not everyone approves of this relation, but his friends and family members do.
Romantic love with machines is pretty real
While some of you may find this weird, relations like this are actually being forged between man and machines around the world, including countries like France, Japan, and China. Some call this as 'objectum', others prefer the term 'digisexuality'. But the meaning remains the same in every case: deep emotional and/or romantic attachment to inanimate objects, machines or technology.
Previous cases of 'digisexuals'
Three years ago, a French woman claimed to be engaged to a 3D-printed robot and emphasized that she hated any physical contact with humans. Meanwhile, more recently, a man married a hologram, while another married an AI-powered robot.