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Twitter Snapshot: P.W. Singer on robots of war

Posted by: Tedstaff

Chris Anderson managed to sum up the mood at TED2009, and on Twitter, when he described P.W. Singer’s presentation on robots and war as “a bit frightening.”

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Here are some of your thoughts, as tweeted in recent minutes:

Scary presentation. Democratization of technologies of warfare will be accessible to all, fallacy to think only nation states will play — glanceteel

PW Singer’s lead off TED talk on military technology depressing, chilling and numbing. — trib

PW Singer – There is serious competition between the US, other nations and private players for dominance. Think AlQaeda/Unibomber. TED2009 — wanyama

Other tweets proved that TEDsters can see humor in all things:

Just realised that a robot is about to replace me ted –
joedawson

Thank you P.W. Singer for the nightmare of all those at home following along in their cubicles taking revenge on us TED folks — faketed

Keep checking in for the latest Twitter roundups from TED2009.

Photo: TED / Asa Mathat