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Cloned $6million Tony Mokbels our biggest future crime threat.

By tortfeaser - 6 July 2007 12

So, has the AFP Commissioner lost his mind? From The Age

“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.”

I’m thinking that by the time we get around to cloned humans with robot bits able to do break and enters that we’ll have figured out ways to deal with this crime. Maybe just by pulling out the power plug?

[ED (Ntp) – Normally we’d need a better Canberra angle before posting something but this is weird enough to make an exception. I wonder if Mick plays Shadowrun?]

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Cloned $6million Tony Mokbels our biggest future crime threat.
utah 7:14 pm 06 Jul 07

you could have potentially a cloned part-person, part-robot

My God, the horror of having two people share the same genetic code! They’d be two different people, but look identical – like twins! And one of them might have a wooden plastic robot leg! This would completely change the paradigm of modern policing!

“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.”

You mean like a time bomb, built out of a clockwork alarm clock? Or perhaps someone using one of those new-fangled electronic communications devices – a “Tele-Graph” – to commit fraud?

This man has his finger on the pulse people – because all of this modern technology presents completely new threats, unlike anything else that law enforcement has had to deal with since, say, the Bow Street Runners.

jr 4:42 pm 06 Jul 07

I’m having a Bladerunner moment…

Rachael: May I ask you a personal question?
Deckard: Sure.
Rachael: Have you ever retired a human by mistake?
Deckard: No.
Rachael: But in your position that is a risk.

caf 4:40 pm 06 Jul 07

What on earth have they put in the water today.

Absent Diane 4:18 pm 06 Jul 07

My thoughts are responsible for the actions of my robot that just robbed a bank cause I thought that would look cool, even though my robot did it on its own ?

I would suggest in that case the robot would be decommissioned (or reimaged) and you would be forced to return money and undergo counselling to determine whether the thought stemmed from a possible criminal mind or was merely creative in its nature. I would suggest further counselling be undertaken if determined criminal. Should the robots action have inflicted harm or death upon someone the criminal action should be taken and death treated as manslaughter. Damage to property would have to be paid for.

If I rob a bank, and then get a brain transplant into another body, does my old body or my new body go to jail ?

Given that the bodies physical state heavily influences our thought processes makes this one a little tricky.I would however suggest the brain goes to jail but undergoes regular evaluation to determine how much influence the body had on criminal behaviour.

If my mechanical body has built in features, such as weaponry, or quality AVI enhancements, will they be disabled if I go to prison, or as they are a part of my body do they stay (they don’t chop off Chuck Norris’s legs, so I don’t see why I should have to surgically remove my pistol)

It would have to be determined whether or not the enhancement could be used in other harmful ways ie used to bludgeon people. you then run into cost issues of having to surgically remove this stuff.

If my body has enough augmentations that renders walls useless, will they build a prison cell especially for me ?

I think that if you had enough enhancements that they had to make a special prison cell for you, that they would actually have a hard time trying to imprison you or bring you to justice in the first place.

I would like to think that nanotechnology could be used modify behavioural patterns and that criminals in the future are put into stasis for a period of time, while this is done and then left in stasis for the majority of their incarceration. This would mean that they would need to provide the prisoners with only the basics to survive and would cut costs. The appeals process would be run by family or lawyers and the criminal could be taken out of stasis to answer. Then towards the end of their time, they are brought out of stasis and undergo thorough evalutation.

Maelinar 3:49 pm 06 Jul 07

So just what are the rules ? (not that I’m thinking of doing anything too illegal)

My thoughts are responsible for the actions of my robot that just robbed a bank cause I thought that would look cool, even though my robot did it on its own ?

If I rob a bank, and then get a brain transplant into another body, does my old body or my new body go to jail ?

If my mechanical body has built in features, such as weaponry, or quality AVI enhancements, will they be disabled if I go to prison, or as they are a part of my body do they stay (they don’t chop off Chuck Norris’s legs, so I don’t see why I should have to surgically remove my pistol) ?

If my body has enough augmentations that renders walls useless, will they build a prison cell especially for me ?

Thumper 3:16 pm 06 Jul 07

X-man, classic HHGTTG. Vogon guard…

I for one welcome our new cyborg overlords.

xman 3:10 pm 06 Jul 07

B-O-R-G
resistance is futile

VYBerlinaV8 now_with 2:44 pm 06 Jul 07

I think I’ll call him… DOCTOR EVIL

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Mr_Shab 2:25 pm 06 Jul 07

Well, that or Mick’s been reading too much William Gibson.

Absent Diane 1:15 pm 06 Jul 07

its called transhumanism and there are scientist out there who have already succesfully implanted chips into themselves which allows them to control different objects just by thinking about it – not perfect yet – one of the main applications is supposedly giving people back full body function when they have lost it due to spinal injury or disease.

To me this just sounds like foolish anti-cloning anti-technology scare mongering.

Thumper 12:22 pm 06 Jul 07

I had to read the article a couple of times as well when I first saw it this morning.

Bizarre…

el 12:15 pm 06 Jul 07

WTF? I’ve checked – it’s definitely *NOT* April 1st today.

Bizarre.

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