Robotic crimelords could undermine police, society at large

Darren Murph
D. Murph|07.06.07

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Robotic crimelords could undermine police, society at large
We knew there was good reason in conjuring up guidelines for autonomous killbots, and Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty has all but confirmed that. According to him, "technology such as cloned part-robot humans used by organized crime gangs pose the greatest future challenge to police" (aside from Nigerian scam artists, of course), and he even suggested that police would need to start seeking help from private defense firms in order to quell the impending chaos. Eloquently dubbed "technology-enabled crime," this apparent epidemic could even lead to "cloned part-person, part-robot" machines that would be next to impossible to stop. Sheesh, and we though haphazard robotic surgeons were our worst nightmare.

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