When it comes to sex, us humans are a colorful bunch, and we celebrate our sexualities in ways we’ve never done before. In 2017, it’s no longer taboo to discuss the possibility of bringing toys into the bedroom at a dinner party.
It doesn’t matter whether you fancy flogging your beau in a pink gemstone gimp mask or riding a 12 inch dildo called Ken, sex toys are now available to buy on the high street, but did you know they actually date back over 28,000 years?
Sex robots, however, are a relatively modern phenomenon. Whilst they’re characteristically only used by men who’re unable to get a real life breathing woman, there’s no denying that they’ve brought happiness to many.
In fact, there have been countless instances of men marrying sex dolls, and some have even left real women for them!
According to a maker of sex dolls, “In many cases, sex dolls are even better than real women since we can make ideal proportions and there aren’t malformations like blemishes or scars. All that’s required is a little lubrication, and a bit of warm water to simulate body heat, and it’s going to feel 90% like the real thing.”
Like all forms of technology, however, sex robots are machines and have the potential to fail. When a machine requires you to insert your throbbing phallus inside it, this is obviously a concerning piece of information.
In contrast to the scenario depicted in The Terminator (1984), cyber security expert Dr Nick Patterson is warning that sex dolls could be hacked to murder their human users, rather than deciding to do it themselves.
Picture this – it’s your wedding night to Plastic Pamela. You’ve just eloped in a virtual ceremony that was live-streamed to your Facebook friends around the world, and you’re now lying in bed cupping her breast when she suddenly strangles you.
Speaking to the Star Online, Patterson, who works at the Deakin University in Victoria, Australia, said:
“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.
Once a robot is hacked, the hacker has full control and can issue instructions to the robot.”
Costing thousands of dollars, the most advanced sex robots in the world have complex computer interfaces that allow them to communicate with users.
However, because these interfaces require an internet connection, they are at risk of being hacked.
“The last thing you want is for a hacker to have control over one of these robots,” Dr Patterson said. “Once hacked they could absolutely be used to perform physical actions for an advantageous scenario or to cause damage.”
Whilst there are now some extremely advanced sex robots on the market, it will be a number of years before they are able to realistically act like humans, and experts believe that their popularity is only going to increase as they improve.
Patterson added that hacking a sex doll would be a lot easier than hacking the complex systems used by computers and phones. That’s why people should be prepared for the possibility of this happening in the future.
In a world where people are becoming increasingly isolated from one another, sex dolls benefit many. However, if they continue to grow in popularity as predicted, they are likely to spark heated discussions around sexual perversions which they enable, never mind the possibility of them being hacked and going Terminator on their “lovers” mid-deed.