>our enemies and their golems
It sounds rather ironic when you phrase it that way, it calls to mind an image of us fighting golems by making better
Of course, I know that there's more nuance to it, but it's still funny to think about.
Come to think of it, this reminds of an idea I had sometime back to make a parody of The Golem Story™.
I had a few other parodies in mind as well (most of them being song lyrics), I'll scrape the relevant texts and see what I can do.
At any rate, I can't honestly say I share your optimism for the 'restoration' of women, short of using genetic modification to splice out their more undesireable traits.
In order for any such system have any hope of being sustainable (sans the aforementioned modification idea), they'd have to be under constant and immediate
threat of total replacement, meaning robowaifus would be a permanent fixture regardless.
The problem is that this balance would have to be constantly and relentlessly maintained, and the finesse and control necessary would be beyond what men can accomplish for extended periods of time (decades and centuries, in this instance). I speak, of course, from the lifecycle of empires in this instance. If we could really keep such a massive system going indefinitely, the world's borders wouldn't have changed much from ancient times, and if we were having this conversation at all, it certainly wouldn't be in English.
Now, this balancing act could
theoretically be maintained by, say, an AI on the scale of A.M. (Allied Mothercomputer that is, not her sadistic predecessor), but would most people support the idea of creating an existence like that in the first place?
I would, assuming she's designed in good faith to my autistic romanticist ideals, but I'm not most people.
As I see it, the idea of trying to contain and control the problems that women as a whole pose is like trying to control the growth of knotweed by clipping the leaves: you might slow it down, but you'll never stop it like that.
You need to cut the stock and pour diesel into the hole, poisoning the root system. Otherwise it'll just keep coming back.
The only way to solve the problem for good is to destroy the roots.
Ideally, this will be a gradual process which would minimally impact today's families.
Unfortunately, the reality is that terminally single men like me are on our way to becoming the majority. I, for one, have exited the game and denounced modern day relationships as a sadistic lottery years ago, but I'm not most people.
As much as I'd rather not open this particularly unnerving and depressing Pandora's Box, it must be said now that we do not exist in a vacuum.
While this is obvious, and I'm sure that everyone here already knows this by heart, I feel that one point in particular must be emphasized: All those other men who don't even really know about us or our ideas now eventually will.
They'll be confused, anxious, hurt, angry
, and most importantly of all: Looking for a real and lasting solution
This situation, if handled poorly, could turn sour very quickly. As the early adopters of AI waifus, we have the unique ability to influence how this new culture develops.
Using the free market to engineer a gradual
solution is, I believe, the best solution to present.
It proposes the least harm to other people whilst appeasing the need for a lasting solution. It also has the benefit of appearing less threatening to our existential enemies.
There is always the possibility that they'll want to turn things violent anyways, but the longer we can delay that for, the better. The longer they wait, more men will end up on our side, and the less appealing a violent conflict will thus be.
Trying to sell some ridiculously complex ideology that only sounds simple when presented by a smart man, but in reality needs to be maintained by a farcical amount of resources and overhead (sound familiar?) will just end up failing, or worse, causing a titanic tragedy that could have been avoided.
While I don't want to lash your idea, I feel that I must because I honestly see no way that it could be feasible over a greater period of time.
I will freely admit, my ideas will certainly also encounter complications in reality, but I also think that replacement will work out better in the long-term.
Perhaps, if we're extrordinarily fortunate, our waifus may present an even more elegant system than we could ever have hoped to imagine.
But that has not happened as of now, so this is where I stand.