I am watching HBO’s WestWorld. Reference has been made to DollHouse. Also, in the comments, Cherry 2000. Humans is another take on the same issue as WestWorld: What about people who want to have sex with washing machines and toasters?
I will expand this post when I have a take on the matter. I am about 4 episodes into WestWorld. I find it mildly entertaining, not that sexy, a bit too violent, and not that deep. It’s Hollywood philosophical about what it means to be human. To me, a toaster is a toaster. If it has an off switch, it’s a simulation. We’ve got something that simulations don’t. Some people disagree. For now, it’s a nice mystery.