Robotic Prison Guards

In a tongue-in-cheek article, contributor David Thier has written an article for Forbes about South Korea’s experiment with a robotic prison guard that, today, cannot push back on the world but can only observe and then notify human guards and wardens.  The article is short, but the thin edge of the wedge starts with observation and leads to action- we saw this in the days of the earl Predator drone aircraft, when a surveillance drone gradually weaponised without any significant public discussion.  An interesting direction of inquiry would surround how robotic prison guards might change prison design and prison socialization…

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