Jenny Kleeman

Jenny Kleeman

Sex Robots and Vegan Meat

Festival of Ideas Online/
Mon 20 July 2020
14:00-14:45
Crowdcast
Free Admission

Jenny Kleeman

Sex Robots and Vegan Meat

Jenny Kleeman
Mon 20 July 2020,
14:00-14:45
Crowdcast
Free Admission

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What if we could have babies without having to bear children, eat meat without killing animals, have the perfect sexual relationship without compromise or choose the time of our painless death?

To find out, Jenny Kleeman has interviewed a sex robot, eaten a priceless lab-grown chicken nugget, watched foetuses growing in plastic bags and attended members-only meetings where people learn how to kill themselves.

Many of the people Kleeman has met say they are finding solutions to problems that have always defined and constricted humankind. But what truly motivates them? What kind of person devotes their life to building a death machine? What kind of customer is desperate to buy an artificially intelligent sex doll – and why? Who is campaigning against these advances, and how are they trying to stop them? And what about the many unintended consequences such inventions will inevitably unleash?

Sex Robots & Vegan Meat is not science fiction. It’s not about what might happen one day – it’s about what is happening right now, and who is making it happen. In the end, it asks a simple question: are we about to change what it means to be human . . . for ever?

Image of the front cover of the book Sex Robots and Vegan Meat by Jenny Kleeman.

Sex Robots & Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex & Death is published by Picador. Buy a copy from our bookseller partner Waterstones.

Thanks to Picador for supporting this event.

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