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Old 10-25-2010, 11:34 PM
 
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Stop the war bots before they decide to kill us all, British scientist warns | News.com.au

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Old 10-26-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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Whatever mankind thinks of they eventually do........
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Old 10-26-2010, 03:22 PM
 
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:51 PM
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I suspect that the creator of "The Terminator" film series had this same concern a couple of decades before the scientist did.

I'm sure that some other sci-fi writers had the same notion a few decades before that. It just seems more impressive now that we actually have autonomous machines that can inflict deadly harm.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:34 AM
 
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I suspect that the creator of "The Terminator" film series had this same concern a couple of decades before the scientist did.

I'm sure that some other sci-fi writers had the same notion a few decades before that. It just seems more impressive now that we actually have autonomous machines that can inflict deadly harm.
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The Duck of Minerva: Robot Soldiers v. Autonomous Weapons: Why It Matters

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"While fully autonomous weapons are some distance away"
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The Duck of Minerva: Robot Soldiers v. Autonomous Weapons: Why It Matters

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"While fully autonomous weapons are some distance away"
I wasn't just referring to weapons. Stand in the wrong place within the reach of a welding robot at a manufacturing facility and I imagine the result could be deadly.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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If you're stupid enough to ignore yellow warning lines and protector bars I guess you get what you ask for.

I worked for a company that used them in the plant and they were very well marked with yellow do-not-cross lines and the areas where you could get too close to the arm itself had metal "fences" to keep you away from them. It was my understanding that this was required by OSHA and if not in place OSHA would shut down the entire assembly line until they were. Fines to follow.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:33 AM
 
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Glitch disrupts Air Force nuclear communications - U.S. news - Security - msnbc.com
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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Wanna bet his mamma never let him have a BB gun, because... (all together now...)
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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The sky is falling, The sky is falling, Chicken Little warns.

Where do they dig these scientists up? Almost every week we get dire warnings either about the military or nature or a new scientific discovery that could mean the end of mankind.

I loved this one, ants take over the world.....

BBC - Earth News - Ant mega-colony takes over world
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