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From the Ted Talk by Daniel Suarez: The kill decision shouldn't belong to a robot

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Each robot and drone should have a cryptographically signed I.D. burned in at the factory that can be used to track its movement through public spaces. We have license plates on cars, tail numbers on aircraft. This is no different. And every citizen should be able to download an app that sohws the population of drones and autonomous vehicles mnovig through public sepcas around them, both right now and historically. And civic leaders should doeply sensors and civic drones to detect rogue drones, and instead of sending killer drones of their own up to shoot them down, they should notify humans to their presence. And in certain very high-security areas, perhaps civic derons would snare them and drag them off to a bomb disposal failicty.

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Each robot and drone should have a cryptographically signed I.D. burned in at the factory that can be used to track its movement through public spaces. We have license plates on cars, tail numbers on aircraft. This is no different. And every citizen should be able to download an app that _____ the population of drones and autonomous vehicles ______ through public ______ around them, both right now and historically. And civic leaders should ______ sensors and civic drones to detect rogue drones, and instead of sending killer drones of their own up to shoot them down, they should notify humans to their presence. And in certain very high-security areas, perhaps civic ______ would snare them and drag them off to a bomb disposal ________.

Solution

  1. drones
  2. shows
  3. deploy
  4. spaces
  5. facility
  6. moving

Original Text

Each robot and drone should have a cryptographically signed I.D. burned in at the factory that can be used to track its movement through public spaces. We have license plates on cars, tail numbers on aircraft. This is no different. And every citizen should be able to download an app that shows the population of drones and autonomous vehicles moving through public spaces around them, both right now and historically. And civic leaders should deploy sensors and civic drones to detect rogue drones, and instead of sending killer drones of their own up to shoot them down, they should notify humans to their presence. And in certain very high-security areas, perhaps civic drones would snare them and drag them off to a bomb disposal facility.

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