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This one should actually count as Numbers 7, 8, and maybe even 9. A research scientist at the University of Reading in the UK is trying very very hard to get us all killed. His name is Kevin Warwick and he’s profiled in this video from Motherboard TV. What horrible future has he wrought upon us? you ask. Many.

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Velocidroid?

Velocidroid?

 

 

From the Popular Science Blog:

 

The Department of Defense has put out a call: design a pack of robots. A so-called Multi-Robot Pursuit System would be used to “search for and detect a non-cooperative human subject.” Each robot has to weigh 100 kilograms or less, act autonomously (with a human squad leader), negotiate obstacles, and provide immediate feedback. The robots would report back to a human operator, and defer to that human when the robot AI determines that a “difficult decision” is required.

Wait; “difficult decision”?  And what the fuck is a “non-cooperative human subject”?  Is this like when, in third grade, I refused to clean my room?  Now my mom could just send a pack of robots to kill me?

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