A great piece over on Gizmodo talking about Asimov’s laws regarding robots and ethics. You know, “Yadda, yadda, yadda. Do no harm to humans. Blah-de-blah-blah-blah.”
The point here is that much of the funding for robotic research comes from the military, which is paying for robots that follow the very opposite of Asimov’s laws. It explicitly wants robots that can kill, won’t take orders from just any human, and don’t care about their own existences.
Suck it, robots!