"Terminator" fans will know the overriding theme for the movie franchise - the machines take over the world under the guise of a new operating system called SkyNet. Many could argue that it's a taste of the future that awaits planet Earth.
It's a future that might not be that far-fetched, and it's one that could happen sooner rather than later. Doll collector and sex robot beta tester Brick Dollbanger fears violent repercussions if robots are not regulated properly, in particular sex robots.
The anti-robot activist believes a simple "coding error" could turn AI girlfriends against their owners if they are equipped with free will, the Daily Star reported.
"It scares me to death, it's a machine and it's always going to be a machine," he told the online publication.
"If you've watched the movies, 'Ex-Machina', because I honestly believe synthetics are going to look very similar to that movie.