Absence of Ethics in Science & Technology Will Be The Death of US

“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.

2 comments

  1. VERY CLEVER introducing Asimov’s 3 laws into the situation.
    Another that I reference a lot is the premise to Frank Herbert’s Dune series in which humans ultimately became slaves to the very machines they created to take away personal responsibility (In Herbert’s universe, resulting in a “Jihad” against any machine that mimicks human thought processes).
    Imagine a world where science fiction authors formed a panel of Wise Elders who act as government consultants, maybe we wouldn’t be in this mess?

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