GLENN: Now, listen to this: A law professor is saying that Congress has to act on regulation of the sex bot industry. And I hate to sound like Austin Powers, but apparently now this is real.
Yeah, no. This is a different kind, Jeffy. There are now sex robots that are -- that you can program to react to you as if you're raping them.
JEFFY: Yeah, they can also -- they react to emotions. They can be sad. They can be happy. They can be whatever you --
STU: Terrified, particularly.
GLENN: That sounds great.
STU: Well, I disagree with you on that one.
GLENN: Yeah. And also, there are those that are being programmed to act as if they are being raped, and they are now making them child-sized. And listen to this: The obvious first step would be to have hearings and to do studies to determine how serious this threat is and if there are any real benefits to having sex bots programmed to simulate being raped.
Now, the argument is that perhaps --
PAT: They'll do that to a robot rather than to an actual person, right?
GLENN: Yeah. But seeing that it's all about power and control and really not even about women, I don't think that these rapists would be seeing the difference between a robot and a woman. Maybe it's just me. I think this is a disturbing --
GLENN: -- trend that maybe we should probably start thinking about.
We have so many things that are happening now with AI. And our world is going to be so different in ten years. We're just -- we're just not going to recognize it. And all of this groundwork is being laid right now. All of the things that we're like, "Yeah, yeah, yeah. Oh, that's crazy. That will never happen." That's all being made right now. All of these decisions are being made right now. And generally, by giant corporations.
We were talking earlier about Google and the firing of the Google engineer. Does Google have a right to fire that engineer? Yes.
Should they fire that engineer? Well, in my opinion, not when you ask for help on, you know, their diversity programs. And, hey, we're inclusive and we want to make sure all voices are heard. And then when you express that, you know, in a very cogent and scientific way -- and lead with, "Look, neither side is 100 percent right here, but we shouldn't shut down one side or the other. We need to come together and start talking about these things." To fire that person sends a chilling message through the company. I'm concerned about it because if Google is so convinced that it's right and righteous, what stops them from taking this in the future and filtering things the way they want to filter?
What's stopping us from being this -- this country that is run by corporations? I've never been that guy. But if you're telling me that Facebook, Google, and Apple are not the companies that the left was warning us about -- they all thought it was going to be Exxon. Yeah, Exxon controls the energy. But there's also other ways to get energy now. This is the information and the -- the -- the glancing into our lives and shaping of our minds between Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google. Is there a more important and critical group of companies that could change the world overnight should they choose?
I don't think there's --
PAT: Probably not.
GLENN: I don't think there's ever been companies that have been more important than those. And I certainly don't want the government involved in that. I'm not suggesting that. But should these companies become more arrogant and say, "Well, we're all about science. And you're just a science denier." What stops them from completely cutting you off from everything?