Blog

Archive for the ‘terrorism’ category: Page 4

Dec 16, 2016

Why the United Nations Must Move Forward With a Killer Robots Ban

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, terrorism

The reason I have been motivated to do this is simple. If we don’t get a ban in place, there will be an arms race. And the end point of this race will look much like the dystopian future painted by Hollywood movies like The Terminator.

Even before this end point, such weapons will likely fall into the hands of terrorists and rogue nations. These people will have no qualms about removing any safeguards. Or using them against us.

And it won’t simply be robots fighting robots. Conflicts today are asymmetric. It will mostly be robots against humans. So unlike what some robot experts might claim, many of those humans will be innocent civilians.

Continue reading “Why the United Nations Must Move Forward With a Killer Robots Ban” »

Dec 6, 2016

Advanced Radioactive Threat Detection System Completes First Large-Scale Citywide Test

Posted by in categories: genetics, mobile phones, terrorism

The following press release was written and and published by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and originally published on their website. Click here to see the original version of this post.

On a recent sunny fall day in the nation’s capital, several hundred volunteers—each toting a backpack containing smartphone-sized radiation detectors—walked for hours around the National Mall searching for clues in a “whodunit” scavenger hunt to locate a geneticist who’d been mysteriously abducted. The geneticist and his abduction were fictitious. But the challenge this scavenger hunt was designed to address is real: The need to detect even small quantities of radioactive material that terrorists might try to bring into an urban area with the intent of detonating a “dirty bomb,” or worse. By getting volunteers to walk all day looking for clues, the DARPA-sponsored exercise provided the largest test yet of DARPA’s SIGMA program, which is developing networked sensors that can provide dynamic, real-time radiation detection over large urban areas.

Continue reading “Advanced Radioactive Threat Detection System Completes First Large-Scale Citywide Test” »

Nov 14, 2016

The Future of Extremism: Artificial Intelligence and Synthetic Biology Will Transform Terrorism

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biological, military, robotics/AI, terrorism

There weren’t many people who had heard of bioterrorism before 9/11. But shortly after the September 11th terrorist attacks, a wave of anthrax mailings diverted the attention of the public towards a new weapon in the arsenal of terrorists—bioterrorism. A US federal prosecutor found that an army biological researcher was responsible for mailing the anthrax-laced letters, which killed 5 and sickened 15 people in 2001. The cases generated huge media attention, and the fear of a new kind of terrorist warfare was arising.

However, as with every media hype, the one about bioterrorism disappeared quickly.

But looking toward the future, I believe that we may not be paying as much attention to it as we should. Although it may be scary, we have to prepare ourselves for the worst. It is the only way we can be prepared to mitigate the damages of any harmful abuses if (and when) they arise.

Continue reading “The Future of Extremism: Artificial Intelligence and Synthetic Biology Will Transform Terrorism” »

Oct 13, 2016

Pentagon Video Warns of “Unavoidable” Dystopian Future for World’s Biggest Cities

Posted by in categories: media & arts, military, terrorism

Unfortunately I think the Pentagon is right. We are quickly heading into a dystopian future.


“Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity,” a video created by the Army and used at the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations University.

The video is nothing if not an instant dystopian classic: melancholy music, an ominous voiceover, and cascading images of sprawling slums and urban conflict. “Megacities are complex systems where people and structures are compressed together in ways that defy both our understanding of city planning and military doctrine,” says a disembodied voice. “These are the future breeding grounds, incubators, and launching pads for adversaries and hybrid threats.”

Continue reading “Pentagon Video Warns of ‘Unavoidable’ Dystopian Future for World’s Biggest Cities” »

Oct 2, 2016

Low-Cost Gene Editing Could Breed a New Form of Bioterrorism

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, terrorism

What would happen if gene editing fell into the wrong hands?

Read more

Sep 26, 2016

Terrorist in the machine: U.S. DOJ fears IoT for security

Posted by in categories: government, internet, security, terrorism

The huge wave of Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices has the U.S. government worried that the technology harbors lurking security threats.

According to a Defense One article, the U.S. Department of Justice has joined other agencies in evaluating IoT technology for national security risks.

Continue reading “Terrorist in the machine: U.S. DOJ fears IoT for security” »

Sep 1, 2016

Technology Looks to Stop a Dirty Bomb Before It Happens

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, robotics/AI, terrorism, transportation

Using tech to stop terrorists dirty bombs.


DARPA’s SIGMA program undergoes real-world testing with state, federal and international partners to defend against radiological threats.

Continue reading “Technology Looks to Stop a Dirty Bomb Before It Happens” »

Aug 25, 2016

Ban Ki-moon: ‘digital technologies like 3D printing have the potential for massive destruction’

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biological, law, security, space, terrorism

More on the UN’s concern on the next gen technologies.


UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Continue reading “Ban Ki-moon: ‘digital technologies like 3D printing have the potential for massive destruction’” »

Aug 25, 2016

Turkish court orders takeover of opposition media group

Posted by in category: terrorism

Although this is an old article; it does raise an ongoing question about Social Media Companies and the US Government’s battle with terrorism and other mass murders who often use social media. Could Social Media Companies be pushing their luck within the US as well as other countries battling terrorism by not shutting down people’s pages who have ties to terrorism or promoting murder?

Feel free to respond because I want to hear others perspective on this important topic that many are having to figure out.


(2÷3) Amb Bass: Also watching with concern reports of teargas and rubber bullets against those protesting the takeover.— US Embassy Turkey (@USEmbassyTurkey) March 5, 2016

Continue reading “Turkish court orders takeover of opposition media group” »

Aug 19, 2016

Senior DARPA Scientist Warns of Widespread LETHAL ATTACKS Upon the Public Coming From Microwave Towers

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, security, terrorism

Hmmmm;


It is an old issue, but with a new revelation by the most credible insider source to date. Recently, I was contacted by Dr. Paul Batcho. Batcho is a former DARPA senior scientist who worked at Los Alamos and held a top secret security clearance. In short, Batcho asserts that clandestine forces are purposely engaging in “acts of terrorism” against the general public through emission of dangerous frequencies from cell phone and microwave towers in the St. Petersburg/Orlando/ Tampa, Florida area.

Before launching into a revelation of the stunning claims presented to me by Dr. Batcho, let’s establish his crediblity as a reliable witness.

Continue reading “Senior DARPA Scientist Warns of Widespread LETHAL ATTACKS Upon the Public Coming From Microwave Towers” »

Page 4 of 6123456