“We are all just monkeys with money and guns” Tom Waits.
Gary King: “Hello, I am a robot.” Reverend Green: “It means slave. And believe me, they are not slaves”. World’s End.
Somebody has strapped a sniper rifle to the back of a quadrupedal robot dog. An image shared on Twitter by military robot maker Ghost Robotics shows the dog with a rifle. The caption reads “Keeping our [special ops] teams armed with the latest lethality innovation,”.
Why the fuck not. Since Principle’s of Law no longer means a thing with mandatory vaccination short circuiting 2500 of legal precedent so why not also kick the idea of Three Laws of Robotics (often shortened to or known as Asimov’s Laws) to the curb as well.
Three are a set of rules devised by science fiction author Isaac Asimov.
First Law – A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
Second Law – A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
Third Law – A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
The rules underlining how a ‘positronic brain’ in a robot would work so as to follow those laws were introduced in Assimov 1942 short story “Runaround” (included in the 1950 collection I, Robot).
The Three Laws, quoted from the “Handbook of Robotics, 56th Edition, 2058 A.D.”,
The laws are of course fiction (unlike the Principal of Law guiding medical treatment in NZ and International law) but they speak of a need for ethics in technology. The robot sniper is one example of how a culture of ethics is lacking in the major tech firms pushing the myth science and technology can do no harm. And the rights of the collective exceed the right of individuals.
The consequences of this 12 Monkeys culture is a science and tech industry that is rapidly evolving into a sociopathic hive collective. One that wish to spread the idea ethics and individual rights do not matter. That ‘science’ has a right to force its technology on us, wether we want it or not, for the greater good. This ‘stop resisting and let your self be assimilated into the new normal’ means frankly its doubtful we monkeys will even see 2058 little alone reach the 22nd century.
Not in the context the ‘Bulletin Of Atomic Scientist’ Doomsday Clock, which currently record humanity is sitting at 100 Seconds to Midnight, the closest point to Midnight that the clock has being since it was first established in 1947.
Midnight is the metaphoric point mankind reaches extinction. Total elimination of the human species induced by technology we created, without ethical limitations, and let loose on earth with out having first look at what the long term implications of that technology might be.
The idea we must roll ahead with progress and release technology at Warp Speed is a delusional wreck less and dangerous thought process. One that preaches the narcistic idea only WE humans, we walking talking monkeys, matter. It is the brain of a narcistic infant with a high IQ but a low EQ, who can only live in the wants of the now as it lacks the maturity to think about the needs of tomorrow. It demands it bananas without ever considering (until its too late) what the long term impact on the environment might be.
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Ben has worked as investigative journalist, researcher and writers for a number of NZ/Australian publications, radio stations, as well as working for universities, NGO and commercial clients, as well as being a best selling author (State Secrets 1 & II [Return Fire]) specialising in organised crime and national security issues. With a degree in history and political science specialising in political violence and counter terrorism Ben spent six year in New Zealand Army territorial (reserves) serving in the Royal Artillery and the infantry with posting in signals, artillery intelligence, field and counter intelligence, reconnaissance and as a rifleman & platoon grenadier. Ben also has decades of experience in all aspect of the hospitality and tourism industry (from kitchen hand to marketing and promotions) through out Australasia as well a having strong root in the arts community of New Zealand’s South Island his beloved home and were he prints his own cafe publications and books . View all posts by BENS WORLD – an interesting read with your coffee.