Thursday, July 12, 2007

"Top [Australian] cop predicts robot crimewave":
Technology such as cloned part-robot humans used by organised crime gangs pose the greatest future challenge to police, along with online scamming, Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Mick Keelty says.

..."Our environmental scanning tells us that even with some of the cloning of human beings -- not necessarily in Australia but in those countries that are going to allow it -- you could have potentially a cloned part-person, part-robot," he said.

"You could (also) have technology acting at the direction of a human being, but the human being being distanced considerably from the actual crime scene."
Um, right... (Via Bruce Schneier.)