The “secret” part, at least, is a bit off.
John Danaher, a law school lecturer from Keele University in the UK, has recently published his findings and made them available to the general public after researching the answer to the question: Will sexbots increase or decrease human prostitution?
Danaher took a very serious approach to this question that might otherwise be considered fodder for such a prominent institute like Keele and went into great depth and detail about his theory. The unabridged version of his results may be a bit complex for the casual reader so Danaher put his findings up in blog format as well.
A whole other question from certain members of the educational community has arisen as well:
Are univerisities funding sexbot research with student tuition?
It is easy to see why controversy can emerge from the answer if true but here is the follow up question:
Is mankind much closer to sexbots functioning at a human level where the two couldn’t be distinquished without further investigation than first thought?
One thing is for certain, if pretigious higher education based institutes feel a subject is worth money and time than it probably is…;)