by Gene Michael Stover
created Sunday, 2012-11-25 T 19:11:00Z
updated Friday, 2021 September 3
update 2021-09-03: I'm not sure what I was thinking when I created this file back in 2012. The original title (which I changed as of this update) was “Berserker foreshadowing”, which sounds snarky, maybe motivated by some bitterness. Nowadays, looks to me like it's more interesting (if it can be interesting at all) as a list of predictions about automation & online privacy. (Why would automation & online privacy be in the same file at all? Maybe they should be split.)
|when||source||title & link||my notes?|
|2012-11-25||rt.com||Cop cars to be replaced with drones by 2025|
|2012-11-25||rt.com||DARPA building drone submarines to patrol the sea|
|2012-11-25||The Guardian||Obama drone-warfare rulebook condemned by human rights groups|
|2012-11-26||BBC||Risk of robot uprising wiping out human race to be studied|
|2013-01-07||Seattle P.I.||Suspected US drone found floating in Philippines|
|2013-01-08||rt.com||Missouri lawmaker wants drone use to require a warrant||000|
|But someone hopes you'll think it's a good idea...|
|when||source||title & link|
|2012-12-19||Jeremy Hsu of Technewsdaily||Drones Would Respect Privacy Under New Bill|
In this cotext, “berserker” is a reference to the fictional planet-busting automatons originally created by Fred Saberhagen with contributions from other authors since.
Wikipedia has an entry about them: Berserker (novel series).