Title: Improvisation, my Dear (Mark) Watson
Original Record Date: June 22, 2015
Soundcloud Publication Date: August 5, 2015
Youtube Publication Date: August 5, 2015
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For the show Improvisation, My Dear Mark Watson.
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Do you think if you have sex with a robot that should count as cheating on your partner?
So it’s somebody with the properties of a human. I know it’s a robot. So you’re asking me to weigh up having sex with a blender. It’s the old blender-fucking chestnut. I think I’d be in trouble, yeah, I think I’d be unpopular. Marriage vows don’t currently incorporate humans but I don’t think… I think, no, I think because it looks like a person I think it would still be seen as poor form, I think. Yeah, you know, the fact that you would be able to say, “Yeah, but it was a droid.” I don’t think that would completely let you off, no. So no I think I’d have to say… It depends though. In a way, if it was so obviously robotic that it’s clearly not a human – *RH notes that this is worse because it’s perverse.* If we start criticizing people for being pervs that’s a whole other conversation. I’m just saying that you’re on safer ground if it’s clearly not a human. I think the ambiguities begin when it’s too much like a human, yeah. Let’s hope the situation never emerges.
Have you ever tried to suck your own cock?
No, I haven’t. I always sort of feel like if you can’t get anyone to do it, then you probably have to hold your hands up and say it’s not happening. I don’t think it’s the sort of thing where you can create your own solution, really. And by holding your hands up I mean quite literally because that does take you out of it, I think.
RH and MW share a tour manager, from whom RH gleaned some research.
RH references the television show Humans.
Kickstarter: Daniel Kleinberg says, “I am an Addams family billionaire, which makes me a fucking idiot.”
Kickstarter: Andrew McGovern asks, “You’ve been on stagte for 27 hours in a row. What are the first social and psychological niceties that break down under this kind of durress, in case it’s of interest to Human Rights Watch?”