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(Japan Times)   The U.N. writes Issac Asimov a sternly worded letter   ( japantimes.co.jp) divider line
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2013-05-04 01:21:46 PM  
5 votes:
UN writes Asimov a sternly worded letter because its position on robots is the same as Asimov, Headline makes no sense.
2013-05-04 01:42:45 PM  
3 votes:

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 03:57:31 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-05-05 07:40:03 AM  
1 vote:
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."
2013-05-04 03:06:22 PM  
1 vote:
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.
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2013-05-04 02:50:16 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:30:30 PM  
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