>I can’t see that being an overnight process and I’m sure that it would take time for them to receive the same public impressions as human women.
If they guys having them are happy, then who cares about public impressions? This would matter more if it was about scaring women back to traditionalism. This might be some peoples plan and hope, others don't care.
>Also, I think you’re failing to recognize the extreme, universal draw robowaifus have towards poorer individuals.
The poorer individuals can use virtual waifus and they will benefit from the improvement of companion dolls.
>A caregiving robot wife would be every NEET’s wet dream (hell, it’s mine too) and most would be unable to obtain it.
At the beginning, yes. If you assume they are also poor, excluding early retirees. Theses NEETs might inherit some money one day or find some motivation later in life. They also could learn technical skill to build a robowaifu or at least a synthetic girlfriend and go from there.
>I think that this disparity would sink these young men into even deeper depression
Assuming they are depressed in the first place. They could also be motivated by it. They also don't need the most skilled waifu, an animated doll with some conversational AI and hugging skills should do it. Fully skilled robowaifus are for guys who want children without a wife, let's not forget that.
>You could argue that it would incentivize hard work/saving, but most of them wouldn’t go through the effort.
I don't know that, there's certainly no reason to get more depressed if there's more female competition for good looking human females. Guys without money at all which could even not try to build one on their own will still see AI and somewhat cheap or free virtual waifus to improve.
>price should be around US$2'500. Even poor men can earn that in a year, easily. Just saving NEET bux or gibbs stamps would do it.
Yes good point, barely anyone in the developed would has no money at all. NEETs know how to be frugal. Also, they might not be permanently employed, but work from time to time. Then, there will be most likely be some kind of cut down version of UBI in developed nations sooner or later.
>the robowaifu product is left on a path of slower development like the one you envision
There will be virtual waifus, then something more similar to a playtoy connected to a PC, companion dolls for 2k exist, our work might make them cheaper and create better ones for the same price, then after that for the better models: Animation and skills are a gradual scale.
>higher chance of it being enveloped by a conglomerate that commercializes and monopolizes it at an unfair degree
The amount of niche solutions should make them running away. At least if they look at it as something they want to monopolize. My guess is, big corpos will build companions for children and women, without the sexual stuff.
> Also, in this same vein, have patents been something that you’ve considered?
Patents cost around 100k from what I've read about it. Also, it would make it hard to resist commercializing on it, after you got it. Then if you get sued for something you could be forced to sell it, lol. Hell no.
>Doesn’t making a robowaifu for your own intimate sexual enjoyment and limited financial gain rather than approaching things with a more gainful entrepreneurial spirit make you as much of a coomer as everyone you criticize?
Not the same anon. For starters, robowaifus aren't "sexbots", they are meant as something between synthetic girlfriends to some child attending mothers. Also, not everyone is into coomer shaming here. Especially in comparison to any simp or communist.
>This technology will be co-opted by undesirable groups whether you like it or not
They used Linux to make Android, and FreeBSD to make MacOS, but Linux is still there. They are not the same. It doesn't matter.
> If you want to waste away with your perfect robowaifu while an awaiting audience without the time or the knowledge forgets you and finds someone else to make richer,
Your reasoning is just mislead. If NEETs can't afford robowaifus then corporations won't make money of it. It's going to be very difficult for companies to compete with makers. Because of the diversity of design options, for example. Where someone might make a lot of money is by scamming investors, but this requires networking and status in the first place.
>The creation of something as impressive as you envision is belittled by your selfish and simplistic world view, and it’s disappointing to witness.
The NEETs can at least pick up the tech themselves and build something. If they don't want to, that's on them. We have no obligation to provide for them, while also working unpaid ourselves.