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[wlug] Cryptocurrencies And Autonomous Weapons

 
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Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo@g...
Tue Aug 29 18:38:52 NZST 2017


Al Jazeer’s “Counting The Cost” economics program this week
<http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/countingthecost/2017/08/cryptocurrencies-digital-gold-rush-170826082909447.html>
talks, among other things, a bit about:

* Cryptocurrencies (e.g. Bitcoin) -- is it too early to start regulating
  them? Start worrying about their use for illegal activities? Start
  investing in them?
* Autonomous military weaponry -- should we start banning the creation
  of weapons that can take their own decision to shoot to kill? Or is
  more research needed?

By the way, mentioned in passing in the latter segment is that
Samsung-made autonomous guns are already deployed along South Korea’s
border with its northern neighbour.


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