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Welcome to my private email list where we connect on thoughts, stories, and interests in depth.

I post infrequently, so you will receive an email with the latest posts with some thoughts and more

As a bonus, I’d like to share a very short story with you that was prompted by a New Scientist tweet, asking if we should give robots the right to kill. I hope you like it.


Robot Upbringing

There were many reasons. Robots got the right to kill. Something that wasn’t ours to give in the first place.

The choice was made for humanity as a whole by ‘The Few’. A network of various state corporations working as one, yet in competition.

‘The Right’ was created from such a competition. A set of codes, a directive by which to operate.

An AI construct thought to be perfect in every way and that poses zero threat to unregistered targets.

The consequences were immediate.

The controlled environments that fostered the AI’s were fundamentally flawed, simply by the presence of humans. Humans whos very souls were fueled by malice, greed, and power.

Tainted by its upbringing, robots inevitable became humans downfall

— Fin —

I originally thought of writing a short story, but then decided to shelve it. I do however have lots of ideas on its development and will probably proceed to do so.

Please let me know what you thought of it.

All the best,
Dane Broderick