Friday, October 19, 2007

Deadly to All

Hi-tek is good in war, but now it seems it can go wrong. Soldiers were killed and wounded by a computer aimed and tracked anti-aircraft gun in South Africa:

Robot Cannon Kills 9, Wounds 14

Of course, as friend in the Ordnance Corps would commented when people accuse their equipment or munitions of malfunctioning his replay was, "No it worked. Just at the wrong time and in the wrong place. It's made to kill and it did it's job"

UPDATE: Darn scientists ruining a good story. It seems this wasn't a case of software gone murderous, but a mechanical accident.

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