4. Conclusion + References

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I made this meme using recent sexbots – Harmony and Henry to start ^

These secondary sources have enabled us to understand anthropomorphism in terms of sexbots.

Yes, it is natural to add human elements to objects.

But, when anthropomorphism contradicts our morality, it becomes problematic.

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