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Erm , yes they are.
Less than 10 years ago the idea of a plane flying autonomously using GPS was unimaginable and there was actually and argument in the Air Force over whether it would EVER happen.
We are now one kill switch away from autonomous death.
The Military Industrial Complex is already trying to sell tanks that can 'recognize' friend from foe.
We are maximum a year away from automated sentry's that can guard territory and auto execute.
The Military does not want regulation on this. That is why there is no debate.
The killer A.I. robots are already here.
For once sci-fi is BEHIND reality.
We already have killer robots. We are only one kill switch away from autonomous death.
Which is why the US and most other powers do not want to legislate on the issue.
All you need is a LEGO manufacturing machine and a LEGO Assembler. Both prefereably made of LEGO.
Next step, conquer the Galaxy...
"Global Information Corporation (GIC) (an all-encompassing, worldwide future sort of TIA created out of fear of terrorism) to analyze GIC's massive databases using software. Also, people's phones are, in the name of preventing terrorist communications,"
I'd never heard of a TIA
TIA wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T... "TIA was the "biggest surveillance program in the history of the United States". The program was suspended in late 2003 by the United States Congress after media reports criticized the government for attempting to establish "Total Information Awareness" over all citizens. Although the program was formally suspended, its data mining software was later adopted by other government agencies, with only superficial changes being made. According to a 2012 New York Times article, the legacy of Total Information Awareness is "quietly thriving" at the National Security Agency (NSA)."
BTW. This is something musicians and videographers have had to deal with for over a decade now...
Yes, as the channels of distribution become free and readily accessible from anywhere in the world, YOUR monopoly of publishing houses is no longer necessary. And yes, you might have to get a (better) paying job as well as write books.
Who needs hackers.
The source of ALL government corruption is ALWAYS corporate (or military corporate). Period.
"Government is evil" is what the Republicans brainwash the Southern states with to prevent any kind of social progress, to control the masses and increase the wealth divide.