One of my personal hot buttons is cheating. I was caught in the crossfire of adultery when I was sixteen, and still hold a grudge. I have gotten past it, but I have this tendency when watching a movie or reading a book to wish death on any character that commits the act. Immediately and without exception. My personal obsession with it even bled over (pun intended) to my novel. Desollador also has a bug for adulterers (as evidenced by the “girl in the box” scene.)
Tonight on Humans, a character activated the ‘Adults Only’ setting on his synth while his wife was away. As soon as I saw where the scene was headed, I said, “And now she has to kill him.” My husband wondered why. As he knows my opinion on adultery and the death penalty, his confusion was, well, confusing. He reasoned that adultery could only be committed between human beings; a robot with human attributes wouldn’t count. I got it in writing that the deal worked both ways, so will be buying a Vin Diesel synth as soon as they are available. Until then, I wanted to take a little poll.
Sex with a synthetic human being: cheating or high tech wanking?