A sci-fi cautionary tale about technology abuse.
I am sure readers have heard of Mary Shelley’s iconic sci-fi story Frankenstein, and while it is outlandish, it does inspire some interesting questions. Imagine we design robots that are meant to help us, but a hacker learns how to implant a virus into the system much like in certain sci-fi films.
In such a scenario, the instructions given to the robot may become scrambled. We may then end up with a robot Frankenstein on our hands. This is a cautionary tale to say that sometimes ideas are a dangerous thing, especially if they have real-world application.
It is one thing to write sci-fi fantasy books involving technology, it is another thing entirely to make such technology in the real world.
My robot Frankenstein scenario could have application in warfare, if we have drones fighting instead of people we may have the problem of enemy hackers gaining control of our weapons. I am not sure how many people have thought about this, but I do think that it is worth thinking about.