If one wants to succeed…
The best advice this TED talker has to give?
Keep your plans to yourself.
http://www.ted.com After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone — but Derek Sivers says it’s better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them.
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Especially if you are an autonomous, killer robot…
And have an evil, dastardly goal of taking over the world.
If you do?
The Human Rights Watch is WAY ahead of you.
[via HuffPo] ‘Killer robots’ with the ability to attack people without human intervention should be pre-emptively banned, a major human rights group has warned.
Such weapons do not currently exist – at least in a form which is regularly employed on the battlefield by major governments.
In fact the term ‘killer robots’ still brings to mind science fiction rather than a military reality.
But Human Rights Watch said in a report (‘Losing Humanity: The Case Against Killer Robots’) that fully autonomous weapons are closer than ever to being used, and would represent a huge step beyond drones currently used in combat, which require human intervention before firing on targets.
The New York-based group said that statements by military officials insisting current drones are not autonomous “leave open the possibility that robots could one day have the ability to make such choices on their own power”.
Within 20 to 30 years it is possible that automatic killer robots could be on the battlefield, HRW said:
Fully autonomous weapons do not yet exist, and major powers, including the United States, have not made a decision to deploy them. But high-tech militaries are developing or have already deployed precursors that illustrate the push toward greater autonomy for machines on the battlefield. The United States is a leader in this technological development. Several other countries – including China, Germany, Israel, South Korea, Russia, and the United Kingdom – have also been involved.
Do I think any sort of ban will work at this point…
On any dark, autonomous killer robot goals?