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Agent Smith
30-06-2012, 09:17 AM
The title is catchy, and though I really agree with this sentiment, i'm not sure how simple the issue is.

They work for other people. They’re designed, built and managed to provide leverage and control to people other than their owners. Unless we retrofit the first law of robotics onto them immediately, we’re cooked.

They take our money. They take our autonomy. They spy on us. And around the world, they result in our arrest, beating, torture.
Eben Moglen is Richard Stallman's lawyer mate.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/06/26/eben-moglen-time-to-apply-the-first-law-of-robotics-to-our-smartphones/

Mrs Jono
21-07-2012, 10:40 AM
The title is catchy, and though I really agree with this sentiment, i'm not sure how simple the issue is.
I don't know either, but he makes a point that is contrary to my mindset, which I might now have to rethink. :hmm:


Even jailbreaking iPhones and rooting Android devices is only a first step, he adds. “That’s like taking the cover plate off the robot,”

And I was so proud of my rooted Nook Color. :uhoh: