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Experts Warn of Terminator- Style Military-Robot Rebellion
Times of London ^ | 2/19/09 | Times of London

Posted on 02/19/2009 8:45:20 AM PST by peace with honor

Autonomous military robots that will fight future wars must be programmed to live by a strict warrior code, or the world risks untold atrocities at their steely hands. The stark warning, which includes discussion of a "Terminator" style scenario in which robots turn on their masters is part of a hefty report funded for the US Navy High Tech and secretive office of Naval Research

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: robot; robots; terminator
oh my
1 posted on 02/19/2009 8:45:21 AM PST by peace with honor
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To: peace with honor

Let me be the first to say.....Skynet.


2 posted on 02/19/2009 8:46:22 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: peace with honor

Give them all Windows OS. Then, when they crash, we can unplug them.


3 posted on 02/19/2009 8:47:50 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Since the government is moving toward open source programs, everyone will have the source so we can program then, not program them or un-program them for anything.


4 posted on 02/19/2009 8:50:42 AM PST by edcoil (Hey, I found my round-tuit, guess I'll go to work now.)
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To: peace with honor

Or... we could just take the batteries out!


5 posted on 02/19/2009 8:52:56 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: tet68

Collossus. But I’m old.


6 posted on 02/19/2009 8:53:12 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: peace with honor
This is a very real and very scary issue.

Bill Joy: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/8.04/joy.html

Let me also point out something rather metaphysical - James Cameron had a near-fatal fever during which he saw the Terminator in a dream. When he regained consciousness, he realized that the man-machine didn't exist yet, so it must be from the future. Very sobering beginning to an "innocent entertainment" franchise.


7 posted on 02/19/2009 8:55:33 AM PST by TaoOfSteve
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To: swain_forkbeard

Naw... Colossus wants you to live... Skynet wants you to DIE...


8 posted on 02/19/2009 8:56:01 AM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: TaoOfSteve

9 posted on 02/19/2009 8:56:10 AM PST by Perdogg (Only the hypnotized never lie)
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To: peace with honor
Its Robot Chicken Little claiming that the SkyNet is falling. /pun
10 posted on 02/19/2009 8:56:38 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: peace with honor

Seems to me someone already thought of a solution to this

1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.


11 posted on 02/19/2009 8:56:48 AM PST by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: peace with honor

Not going to happen unless they get those 125 year hydrogen power cells figured out.


12 posted on 02/19/2009 8:57:31 AM PST by lafroste (gravity is not a force. See my profile to read my novel absolutely free (I know, beyond shameless))
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To: TaoOfSteve

ROTFL!!LOL!!


13 posted on 02/19/2009 9:01:06 AM PST by peace with honor
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To: An.American.Expatriate

Except, didn’t the robots still rebel in that story and kill a slew of humans??


14 posted on 02/19/2009 9:05:25 AM PST by rednesss (Fred Thompson - 2008)
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To: peace with honor

“ROTFL!!LOL!!”

WTF, over?


15 posted on 02/19/2009 9:05:31 AM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Frank_Discussion
I think they heard it incorrectly - Not robots, but the O-bots will rebel when BO refuses to part the sea, walk on water and make everyone of them a lottery winner!
16 posted on 02/19/2009 9:09:37 AM PST by DaveyB (A government's ability to give is proportionate to their power to take away!)
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To: peace with honor

17 posted on 02/19/2009 9:15:38 AM PST by Heartlander
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To: peace with honor

Oy vey. Talk about wasting taxpayer money.


18 posted on 02/19/2009 9:19:21 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: peace with honor

Slow news day.


19 posted on 02/19/2009 9:21:37 AM PST by eclecticEel (Wall Street isn't a charity ... so why are we giving them money?)
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To: eclecticEel

bttt


20 posted on 02/19/2009 9:24:13 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
Paging Magnus, Paging Magnus. You are needed in the fourth quadrant.
21 posted on 02/19/2009 9:30:04 AM PST by JimC214
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To: MEGoody

Exactly what I thought what a waste of resources, evil robots....puh leze


22 posted on 02/19/2009 9:34:59 AM PST by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: An.American.Expatriate

Could we, temorarily, terminate these laws if we sent them to Washington DC?


23 posted on 02/19/2009 9:37:59 AM PST by RC2
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To: peace with honor

If we can’t engineer these things to prevent this, we deserve to be extinct.


24 posted on 02/19/2009 9:53:40 AM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: rednesss
No As a movie I,Robot had as much relationship to Asimov as Starship Troopers did to Heinlein
25 posted on 02/19/2009 9:56:36 AM PST by Oztrich Boy ( As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. - D)
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To: Oztrich Boy

>No As a movie I,Robot had as much relationship to Asimov as Starship Troopers did to Heinlein

Ah, thank you! You reminded me that I still need to watch Starship Troopers (and its two sequels) with a buddy of mine. *nerd grin*

(Yes, the movie is different than the book, yes the book was better, but the movie was still enjoyable enough... far better than that Wing Commander movie.)


26 posted on 02/19/2009 10:06:17 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Oztrich Boy
No As a movie I,Robot had as much relationship to Asimov as Starship Troopers did to Heinlein.

No kidding. Hollywood totally, completely and absolutely fubared both books.

Runaway technology has been a science fiction theme for years and years and years. Unfortunately, books that make it to the screen have no resemblance to the originals. Supertoys Last All Summer Long (AI), Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner), We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (Total Recall), and on and on and on, destroy the speculative nature of the original texts, and fail to ask the questions the authors pondered. Perhaps, someday, Hollywood will catch up to the 1950s/early 1960s writers. I doubt it, though.

As to the original premise, about Robots attacking their creators. I am more concerned about the fact that any weapon can be used by either side. One guy with the right computer program can change the tide of battle.

27 posted on 02/19/2009 10:12:30 AM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: TaoOfSteve

You’ve got lead!


28 posted on 02/19/2009 10:13:33 AM PST by willyd (My Driver's License is under Obama's Birth Certificate officer.)
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To: peace with honor

I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.


29 posted on 02/19/2009 10:19:33 AM PST by TalonDJ
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To: peace with honor

I’ve got the suspicion this bit of news is just some advanced PR for the upcoming movie “Terminator Salvation” (T4).


30 posted on 02/19/2009 10:20:10 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: rbg81
Yes, hopefully they skip over the Ed 209.


31 posted on 02/19/2009 10:23:47 AM PST by rednesss (Fred Thompson - 2008)
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To: Richard Kimball
"No kidding. Hollywood totally, completely and absolutely fubared both books."

I'm still upset with David Lynch and what was done with Dune. Then again I guess I could thank him for making sure that it has never been remade and butchered even more.

32 posted on 02/19/2009 10:27:24 AM PST by rednesss (Fred Thompson - 2008)
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