Make Way for the “Killer Robots”: The U.S. Government Is Expanding Its Power to Kill – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Unfortunately, we have gone so far in the opposite direction from the ideals of a good government that it’s hard to see how this trainwreck can be redeemed.It gets worse by the day.For instance, despite an outcry by civil liberties groups and concerned citizens alike, in an 8-3 vote on Nov. 29, 2022, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a proposal to allow police to arm robots with deadly weapons for use in emergency situations.This is how the slippery slope begins.According to the San Francisco Police Department’s draft policy, “Robots will only be used as a deadly force option when risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available to SFPD.”

Yet as investigative journalist Sam Biddle points out, this is “what nearly every security agency says when it asks the public to trust it with an alarming new power: We’ll only use it in emergencies—but we get to decide what’s an emergency.”

In other words, police now have the power to kill with immunity using remote-controlled robots.

Make Way for the “Killer Robots”: The U.S. Government Is Expanding Its Power to Kill – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

If a robot kills someone ‘accidentally’, you get to sue the robot, which has no assets, no responsibility, no job, and which cannot be demoted nor fired.