Killer Sex Robots Are a Bigger Threat Than You Think

Sex robots are a very peculiar and worrisome trend in the world of tech. Some people see them as a major threat, whereas others think they will only serve to promote rape culture. Dr. Nick Paterson, a renowned cybersecurity expert, is more concerned about killer sex robots, meaning sex robots that are hijacked and potentially turned by hackers into killing machines.

Killer Sex Robots Are a Threat

It is not impossible to think that hackers would be capable of remotely controlling a sex robot. After all, they do so with our computers, smartphones, tablets, security cameras, TVs, and virtually every other device one can think of. This train of thought assumes these pleasure workers are connected to the internet somehow, which is a valid assumption. Similar to all other electronic devices, these robots will need to receive firmware updates over the air.

If sex robots were to have an internet connection, this would constitute a major point of weakness. Any connection to the outside world will invite hackers and other nefarious individuals to do their very worst. Taking over devices remotely is nothing, although it is not something one would associate with sex robots. That is exactly what makes these devices potentially lethal, according to Dr. Nick Patterson.

Dr. Patterson claims that hackers could turn sex robots into killing machines with ease. All it would take is hacking into a robot to gain full privileges. If they could simply control an arm or a leg, a lot of damage could be done. Unlike humans, a robot can take a few punches or even get stabbed without showing signs of weakness. It would also be possible for a hacked robot to take on weaponry of all kinds to do even more damage.

It is not the first time we have heard warnings about robots and the damage they can cause. Elon Musk recently co-signed a petition to the UN in order to prevent the military from using AI to create autonomous killing machines. Although it remains to be seen if the UN will even acknowledge this threat, it goes to show that we should be excited and afraid of robotics in equal measure at this time.

Sex robots are a topic of substantial debate right now. Some people claim these machines will incite a rape culture in which men show even less respect for women than they do already. It is unclear if things will ever get that far, though. Sex robots are of great interest to any company exploring AI capabilities. The fact these robots become more human-like with every generation only adds fuel to the fire as far as these debates are concerned.

Considering how some sex robots have their own personalities, it is not unlikely we would see some very unusual scenarios over the coming years. Although it may not lead to killer robots anytime soon, it is still a problem to keep in the back of one’s mind. Virtual “girlfriends” are becoming the new normal at an alarming rate. However, there are still a lot of unknown factors regarding the security precautions for such machines as well.

  • Derek Waldroop


  • Doc Winston

    Not for a while….

  • Rob C.

    Talk about getting ahead of themselves.

  • Glenn Diestel

    When they perfect these sexbots I want one..

    • Hi. My name is GlenBot. I have something for you. Bend over and I’ll give it to you… give it to you reallll gooood.

      • Glenn Diestel

        I’m a plug not a receptacle

  • Kevin Kinsey

    “these robots will need to receive firmware updates over the air” — so that’s what all that E.D. spam is really about!!!

  • They don’t promote rape culture what so ever it will actually reduce rape just as Porn and Prostitution does.

    What they will do is give men options to dealing with Female B.S., dating and spending money on women and getting little to nothing in return in many cases aka Female Usury in time where women want and have both Equality and Special Treatment. It will shift the Balance of Power in Society and Male to Female relationships. Women will lose their power.

    The more real they become the more so this will happen. And if they ever learn to cook and clean watch out.

    Sure hacking is a possibility, but look, real women initiate 40% of domestic violence. And 40% is also done to men. And they do 1/3 the jail time for the same crimes as a man does and are 40% less likely to be prosecuted.

    Just as women not attack men for being gay for not being interested they will attack men that choose bots because women will finally have equality and be treated like men and expected to actually do the same job a man does. Right now women get special treatment due to the male sex drive… Nature assured them of that. But watch what happens when men have an option other than being gay, celibate, or dealing with women. Men will flock to these in mass numbers just like they have to porn.

    Only about 5% of men are any good with women anyway the rest are basically miserable and settle for what ever they can get and the regret it. This will be every interesting as men no longer need women for sex, and stop spending money on them.

    Men have been controlled, manipulated and separated from their money and in some cases their values and self-worth as they have been told over and over, to apologize to keep the peace even when they are right, and buy women expensive gifts to keep them happy.

    This is not the natural order of of M/F relationships and you can prove that by the men that are assholes that women love and shower them with affection, gifts and love and run back to the over and over for years. Hopefully women will change and start appreciating good men and if not then those guys will have the option to choose a bot.

  • Atropix K. Loop

    YAY! Killer Robots Killing Crazy Rapists ! Nice Concept!

  • Gilad

    This will have huge ramifications, as much as the birth control pill.
    Right now a woman can get attention from a handful of apps, her male friends, coworkers, and anywhere else really.

    Will men flock to sex bots and AI androids? What will women do?

    Will they have male bots? Will this be the final nail in the coffin in our extinction? Who knows.

  • Dz Nutz

    Hackers are not interested in killing people. Of course there are acceptions to everything but 99% of hackers that would be able to actually take over a sex robot wouldn’t be doing it to kill anyone.

    • hololi

      As with the Russian hackers taking over the US 2016 election, there will be some state sponsored and terrorist sponsored hackers who would try this type of attack.

      • Yan Bellavance

        You should be thanking russia for that.