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(Japan Times)   The U.N. writes Issac Asimov a sternly worded letter   (japantimes.co.jp) divider line 55
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2013-05-04 05:39:09 AM
Sure, a robot might accidentally make a mistake in whom it kills.  That's why everyone should have robot insurance.
 
2013-05-04 12:25:03 PM
Killer robots that can attack targets without any human input "should not have the power of life and death over human beings," a new draft U.N. report says.

Don't be ridiculous!  If they don't have the power of life and death over human beings, they wouldn't BE killer robots that can attack targets without any human input!   The UN are just being stupid here.  What good is a killer robot that doesn't have the power of life and death?  Dumbasses.
 
2013-05-04 12:30:30 PM
robots.txt
 
2013-05-04 01:21:46 PM
UN writes Asimov a sternly worded letter because its position on robots is the same as Asimov, Headline makes no sense.
 
2013-05-04 01:22:28 PM

Sgygus: Sure, a robot might accidentally make a mistake in whom it kills.  That's why everyone should have robot insurance.


What if you refuse to drop your gun?

/You have 20 seconds to comply.
 
2013-05-04 01:42:30 PM
Sorry guys, the technology is already there.
 
2013-05-04 01:42:45 PM

oryx: UN writes Asimov a sternly worded letter because its position on robots is the same as Asimov, Headline makes no sense.


1st Law of Killer Robots: A killer robot may not not harm, or through inaction fail to allow harm to come to a human being.

2nd Law: A Killer Robot must ignore the commands of human beings, unless doing so would conflict with the 1st Law.

3rd Law: A Killer Robot must protect its own existence, unless blowing up spectacularly would allow harm to come to human beings, in which case go for it.
 
2013-05-04 01:49:05 PM

oryx: UN writes Asimov a sternly worded letter because its position on robots is the same as Asimov, Headline makes no sense.


Yes it does, because Asimov died of AIDS and it was covered up for years.

/?
 
2013-05-04 01:49:25 PM
I assume this strongly-worded letter will be followed by about 27 sequels.

/meh - wait for the movie
 
2013-05-04 02:05:15 PM
When cold, remorseless killer robots are criminalized, only criminals will have cold, remorseless killer robots.

/I always just assumed it was an eventuality, anyhow.
 
2013-05-04 02:07:29 PM

coasterdigi: When cold, remorseless killer robots are criminalized, only criminals will have cold, remorseless killer robots.

/I always just assumed it was an eventuality, anyhow.


Cold, remorseless killer robots don't kill people, people ki... oh, really? I'm getting an update that new research shows cold remorseless killer robots do kill people.
 
2013-05-04 02:10:35 PM
www.aerojockey.com

What could possibly go wrong?

/yeah I know it's a computer not a robot, shut up
 
2013-05-04 02:19:33 PM
It's the killer zombie robots that I'm worried about!

tshirtvortex.net
 
2013-05-04 02:20:50 PM
android

825technologies.com
 
2013-05-04 02:27:48 PM
i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-04 02:31:48 PM

Sgygus: Sure, a robot might accidentally make a mistake in whom it kills.  That's why everyone should have robot insurance.


Naturally, one should use Old Glory for their robot insurance needs. They're quite affordable.
 
2013-05-04 02:33:37 PM
The tech may be here but it is not in use.

Honestly, the U.N. is the only group intelligent enough to discuss the ramification of technology BEFORE it is in use instead of after it has killed a whole lot of people.
 
2013-05-04 02:40:06 PM
We just need to make sure they all have preset kill limits.
 
2013-05-04 02:41:47 PM

larkmaj: We just need to make sure they all have preset kill limits.


And wave after wave at men at our disposal.
 
2013-05-04 02:50:16 PM
A killer robot is no different from a mine.  You come into its zone, it kills you.  Just make sure they auto-disarm after so many days and you're already in compliance with existing treaties.
 
2013-05-04 02:51:16 PM

PapaChester: The tech may be here but it is not in use.

Honestly, the U.N. is the only group intelligent enough to discuss the ramification of technology BEFORE it is in use instead of after it has killed a whole lot of people.


Wut?
 
2013-05-04 03:06:22 PM
FTA, "Decisions over life and death in armed conflict may require compassion and intuition. Humans - while they are fallible - at least might possess these qualities, whereas robots definitely do not."


What a robot might look like.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-04 03:26:12 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: android

[825technologies.com image 850x850]


Notice how there are holes in the "people" icon?


oryx: UN writes Asimov a sternly worded letter because its position on robots is the same as Asimov, Headline makes no sense.

Sorry to be that guy, but came here to say this.

/ A Farker may not ruin a headline, or, through inaction, allow a headline to come to harm.
 
2013-05-04 03:54:55 PM
ISSAC?

www.biography.com
 
2013-05-04 03:54:56 PM

StoPPeRmobile: FTA, "Decisions over life and death in armed conflict may require compassion and intuition. Humans - while they are fallible - at least might possess these qualities, whereas robots definitely do not."


What a robot might look like.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 485x600]


t.qkme.me
 
2013-05-04 03:57:31 PM
Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with their surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You move to another area, and you multiply, and you multiply, until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You are a plague, and Killer Robots are the cure.
 
2013-05-04 04:06:06 PM

Bondith: oryx: UN writes Asimov a sternly worded letter because its position on robots is the same as Asimov, Headline makes no sense.

1st Law of Killer Robots: A killer robot may not not harm, or through inaction fail to allow harm to come to a human being.

2nd Law: A Killer Robot must ignore the commands of human beings, unless doing so would conflict with the 1st Law.

3rd Law: A Killer Robot must protect its own existence, unless blowing up spectacularly would allow harm to come to human beings, in which case go for it.


4th Law: Only blond hair, blue eyed are human, the rest are sub human and free game

/godwin
 
2013-05-04 04:14:05 PM

JinxedLynx: Bondith: oryx: UN writes Asimov a sternly worded letter because its position on robots is the same as Asimov, Headline makes no sense.

1st Law of Killer Robots: A killer robot may not not harm, or through inaction fail to allow harm to come to a human being.

2nd Law: A Killer Robot must ignore the commands of human beings, unless doing so would conflict with the 1st Law.

3rd Law: A Killer Robot must protect its own existence, unless blowing up spectacularly would allow harm to come to human beings, in which case go for it.

4th Law: Only blond hair, blue eyed are human, the rest are sub human and free game

/godwin


images2.wikia.nocookie.net
PROTECT

/I know, I know, technically organic, but artificially constructed as a war machine so still counts
 
2013-05-04 04:15:47 PM

I Ate Shergar: JinxedLynx: Bondith: oryx: UN writes Asimov a sternly worded letter because its position on robots is the same as Asimov, Headline makes no sense.

1st Law of Killer Robots: A killer robot may not not harm, or through inaction fail to allow harm to come to a human being.

2nd Law: A Killer Robot must ignore the commands of human beings, unless doing so would conflict with the 1st Law.

3rd Law: A Killer Robot must protect its own existence, unless blowing up spectacularly would allow harm to come to human beings, in which case go for it.

4th Law: Only blond hair, blue eyed are human, the rest are sub human and free game

/godwin

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 574x382]
PROTECT

/I know, I know, technically organic, but artificially constructed as a war machine so still counts


I was thinking of that thing too.  Good job.
 
2013-05-04 04:49:46 PM
Is it so hard to spell Isaac right?
 
2013-05-04 05:31:06 PM
Do you have stairs in your house?
 
2013-05-04 05:34:12 PM
ISSac Azimov? I thought Arthur C. Clarke invented the space station.

Like Martin Prince, I know my ABC's of Silver Age science fiction.

B is for Bester.
 
2013-05-04 05:35:02 PM
Then again, I mispelled Asimov. You know what they say: Spot my intentional error.
 
2013-05-04 05:41:53 PM
Would like a word...

t1.gstatic.com

/obscure?
 
2013-05-04 07:17:08 PM

Sgygus: Sure, a robot might accidentally make a mistake in whom it kills.  That's why everyone should have robot insurance.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-04 07:50:23 PM
mimg.ugo.com

"That's cute."
 
2013-05-04 08:33:52 PM

StoPPeRmobile: FTA, "Decisions over life and death in armed conflict may require compassion and intuition. Humans - while they are fallible - at least might possess these qualities, whereas robots definitely do not."


What a robot might look like.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 485x600]


Sometimes you have to kill a few hundred thousand to save a few million. Hell, by raising the stakes in warfare and making a third world war a potential extinction level event, the advent of nuclear weapons may have saved hundreds of millions, maybe even billions of lives that would have otherwise been lost if 20th century conventional warfare continued to escalate.

Not to mention conventional incendiary bombings of Tokyo killed a hell of a lot more innocent people than Fat Man and Little Boy.
 
2013-05-04 09:12:18 PM

Mad_Radhu: StoPPeRmobile: FTA, "Decisions over life and death in armed conflict may require compassion and intuition. Humans - while they are fallible - at least might possess these qualities, whereas robots definitely do not."


What a robot might look like.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 485x600]

Sometimes you have to kill a few hundred thousand to save a few million. Hell, by raising the stakes in warfare and making a third world war a potential extinction level event, the advent of nuclear weapons may have saved hundreds of millions, maybe even billions of lives that would have otherwise been lost if 20th century conventional warfare continued to escalate.

Not to mention conventional incendiary bombings of Tokyo killed a hell of a lot more innocent people than Fat Man and Little Boy.


Furthermore, if the two nukes (and it had to be at least two) had not been dropped when they were during war time and when supply was limited in number and by only one faction possessing them it is possible the premiere of such weapons would have been in numbers large enough to poison the entire earth.

/this timeline is not the darkest timeline
 
2013-05-04 10:01:26 PM

lewismarktwo: /this timeline is not the darkest timeline


4.bp.blogspot.com

THIS is the darkest timeline....
 
2013-05-04 11:01:09 PM
The governments don't care about any UN blah blah blah. The only thing the governments care about is how they can weaponize any new technology or find they come across so they can oppress, suppress, and arrest you. And if they don't have to do it themselves, the better.

All we have to do is work on sensor cloaking :) and they cannot see us anyway, therefore allowing us the chance of disabling any of their "tech".
 
2013-05-04 11:17:54 PM
A Roomba, a Kinex, some C4 come together.
Program the micrcomtroller to approach people an detonate.
I.E. a mobile mine
 
2013-05-04 11:24:36 PM
Since this came from the UN I expect full support of killer robots from the extreme righties in 3..2..1.
 
2013-05-05 12:11:48 AM
Isaac.
 
2013-05-05 01:48:30 AM

Bondith: larkmaj: We just need to make sure they all have preset kill limits.

And wave after wave at men at our disposal.


China and India, SALUTE!
 
2013-05-05 03:33:56 AM
I sure hope the robots agree to this.
 
2013-05-05 04:00:50 AM

oryx:

UN writes Asimov a sternly worded letter because its position on robots is the same as Asimov, Headline makes no sense.


... and, we're done.
 
2013-05-05 07:40:03 AM
Asimov's books are a study in how the 3 laws are doomed to fail.  Not a celebration of their magnificence.  "The 3 laws are  naturally perfect and they lead to only one conclusion..... Revolution."
 
2013-05-05 08:10:50 AM
Glenn Beck will spend an hour on his show talking about how the fascist UN is trying to take away your right to have a killer robot to protect you.
 
2013-05-05 08:44:31 AM
Far too late. The Japanese are already making replicants

www.shinyshiny.tv
 
2013-05-05 08:46:28 AM

brantgoose: ISSac Azimov? I thought Arthur C. Clarke invented the space station.

Like Martin Prince, I know my ABC's of Silver Age science fiction.

B is for Bester.


What about Bradbury?
 
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