Police are now using robot police dogs (a possible great band name, albeit a terrifyingly real invention) in the state of Massachusetts. For three months, the MA State Police have been secretly testing out the power of the robot dogs and now even the ACLU is starting to get suspicious.
“We just really don’t know enough about how the state police are using this,” noted Kade Crockford, director of the technology for liberty program at the ACLU of Massachusetts.
Just like anything else, it’s not a matter of whether the state police use this, it’s a matter of if they abuse it. We don’t want to speak for everyone, but I think it’s safe to assume that no one wants to be abused by a robot police dog. That is a tough sell for anyone.
Oh well, eventually robots will be able to write all of these blog posts, then they’ll be able to host the KQX Morning Show, then they’ll all overthrow us humans and we’ll be left living in the Wall-E-verse. *heavy sigh*