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Killer robots must be stopped,
say campaigners

The Guardian Observer [UK], by Tracy McVeigh

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 2/25/2013 12:51:15 AM

A new global campaign to persuade nations to ban "killer robots" before they reach the production stage is to be launched in the UK by a group of academics, pressure groups and Nobel peace prize laureates. Robot warfare and autonomous weapons, the next step from unmanned drones, are already being worked on by scientists and will be available within the decade, said Dr Noel Sharkey, a leading robotics and artificial intelligence expert and professor at Sheffield University. He believes that development of the weapons is taking place in an effectively unregulated environment, with little attention being paid to moral implications and

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Anyone else getting more than a wee bit nervous at the "Won´s" increasing use of drones and where this may lead?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/25/2013 1:07:52 AM     (No. 9194335)

The only good thing you can say about these things is they wouldn´t be eligible for a pension.

Maybe we need robo-mail carriers wearing cool apparel.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: noddy, 2/25/2013 1:16:55 AM     (No. 9194345)

So our own Zippy was present when the Peace Prize Laureates planned this? And, he is the one they are going after. Oh no. He must have been in Hawaii, or playing golf, or meeting with Hollywood celebrities.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 2/25/2013 1:18:46 AM     (No. 9194349)

It can´t be bargained with. It can´t be reasoned with. It doesn´t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/25/2013 2:07:05 AM     (No. 9194377)

I am glad I wasn´t born any later. I just hope I don´t live as long as my dad. I think I am okay if I leave this world earlier like my mother. I don´t want to see the day when these are used and we are all living under tyranny. I thought I was scared living under Carter, but Zero is not just incompetent like he was...he is pure evil.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TXspyder, 2/25/2013 2:40:36 AM     (No. 9194399)

Is it just a coincidence the year Arnold made this movie was in 1984!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088247/?ref_=sr_3

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Reply 6 - Posted by: chumley, 2/25/2013 7:19:40 AM     (No. 9194516)

Once technology exists it will be developed, and every weapon ever developed has been used.
As we have seen with nuclear weapons, if one country gets them every country wants them. This will be no different.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/25/2013 8:41:41 AM     (No. 9194615)

Skynet, call your office...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: NYbob, 2/25/2013 10:05:57 AM     (No. 9194804)

LOL #3. Canadian Cameron drove into the ditch with Avatar, but he nailed it with that movie and that quote. Listen to Kyle Reese, people!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 2/25/2013 11:35:27 AM     (No. 9194985)

Looks like the elderly among us will need some of that robot insurance.

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