Like When R2 & 3PO Land on Tattooine...But with More Blood & Lies

Are Robots Having the Best Week Ever?

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You may be familiar with Isaac Asimov's first law of robots: They should not harm humans. Well, the United States government has never let a little thing like a law keep it from protecting its citizens.

According to the Inquirer (via Slashdot), the United Sates army is deploying killer robots in Iraq. The robots, called SWORDS (Special Weapons Observation Reconnaissance Detection Systems), are equipped with either the M249, machine gun which fires 5.56-millimeter rounds at 750 rounds per minute or the M240, which fires 7.62-millimeter rounds at up to 1,000 per minute.

Didn't they see I, Robot? Okay, that's a silly question. In any case, I think it's a good idea to declare that robots are having the Best Week Ever!

And on a personal note, I'd like to say that I've always loved robots and I would be glad to serve them in any capacity. Long live SWORDS, our exalted overlords!


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