The Blue of Mars




The Blue of Mars is my bachelor thesis that contains two science fiction narratives based on research that explores ethical issues with regard to the development of humanoid sex robots. My first narrative, Ronald’s Order, gives a retrospective on one of the oldest narratives of the concept of the manmade woman: Pygmalion by Ovid. Next to that, I take the reader on a trip to Mars in my second narrative, A Tune for Beatrice, where my proposal unfolds for a different direction of technological development that broadens and enriches sexuality for any body, and which goes beyond the limitations of porn, that stimulates authentic sexual fantasies through a non-humanoid device, and most of all emphasises the importance of an open, honest and inclusive discourse about sexuality in connection with technology.