Perhaps these computerized beings also might one day be realistically useful in a sexual context. I in fact think that the day will inevitably come when the potential for such a phenomenon will exist. And I see the same trajectory as far as how people might employ virtual reality once it becomes as common in the household as computers and television.
I would say that the downside of having to technically cobble together your own virtual sexual scenarios involves what I will generically call the discouragement factor, for lack of a better term. For example, it’s frustrating how Internet-enabled devices — including computer-compatible sex toys — aren’t more within reach of the consumer to help make for a more immersive experience in simulated settings.