Saturday, July 09, 2016

Bomb Bot

The Dallas police killed the shooter by sending in a "bomb robot" with a bomb attached - and setting off the bomb.

Technology marches on.

I think this would have violated one of Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics. Particlularly number one: "A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm."

But those were laws for robots with "positronic" brains - robots who actually had the ability to understand what they were doing. This wasn't that sort of robot at all. This was basically a remote controlled device.

When you're shooting it out with the cops
And all the action stops
So they can send you a bot...

Will it be friendly? I think not.

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