As manufacturers try to create realistic looking and functioning sex robots, tech experts warn that these robots that are designed to create mind-blowing experiences may, in fact, blow your head off – literally.
Sex robots are increasingly becoming more “hyper realistic” with the dolls able to respond to voices and touch as sensors placed on their face, hands, breasts, and genitals make them more human-like.
Some men, who have emotional attachment issues, say that the dolls are better than the real thing because of their ability to control it and fulfill their desires.
However, cyber security expert Dr. Nick Patterson warned that sex robots could be hacked more easily than a phone or computer – and once breached, the hacker would have full control of a powerful robot.
“Hackers can hack into a robot or a robotic device and have full control of the connections, arms, legs and other attached tools like in some cases knives or welding devices,” said Patterson. “Often these robots can be upwards of 200 pounds, and very strong. Once hacked they could absolutely be used to perform physical actions for an advantageous scenario or to cause damage.”
Patterson, who has encountered skepticism to his claims in the past, quickly points out as a reminder just how connected people’s lives are to the internet.
“Robots need an operating system to operate just like our phones, tablets and laptops,” Patterson added. “As we have seen, it’s popular to have everything connected to the internet these days – phones, fridges, surveillance cameras, smart homes … robots are no different.”
One of the most influential voices in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and robots is inventor Elon Musk.
Musk repeatedly has warned developers, consumers, and government officials of the danger that AI presents to mankind – and warns that steps must be taken now to regulate it before it’s too late.
“I have exposure to the very cutting edge AI, and I think people should be really concerned about it,” Musk told attendees at the National Governors Association in July. “I keep sounding the alarm bell, but until people see robots going down the street killing people, they don’t know how to react, because it seems so ethereal.”
However, with a price tag of approximately $10,000 per sex robot, it is unlikely that people will see killer sex robots wreaking havoc on the streets of America in large numbers anytime soon.