It’s fairly clear that robots are in the preliminary stages of a widespread takeover of the human race, and it appears some of us have already succumbed to the idea.
That’s right, figures suggest we’re soon going to allow robots to take us out on dates and, even stranger, get lucky afterwards.
New research by money saving website Voucher Codes Pro has revealed one-third of Britons would go on a date with a robot in the future.
Apparently some aren’t content with being merely wined and dined by a robotic friend, though, with just over one-fifth of the 2,186 participants agreeing that they would have sex with a robot designed to engage in intimate activity – seriously.
While we can’t quite imagine the awkward ‘what are we?’ talk the next morning, this seemingly unsexy scenario was almost twice as popular as the prospect of playing sport with a robot.
And it appears the bots won’t just be friends with benefits, with 14% stating they would consider a romantic relationship with a robot in the future.
In more calming news, 65% stated they were worried about the possibility of a robotic takeover. It’s not quite numbers we need, but at least the majority of us are prepared.
George Charles, a spokesperson for Voucher Codes Pro, said: “Watching movies like I, Robot and AI has ruined the reputation of nice, lovely robots and replaced the image with ones which want to take over the world.
“With this in mind I’m actually very surprised at how many Britons would be open to having a relationship with a robot and having sex!”
We hear you, George. We hear you.