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Saudi Arabia becomes first country to grant a robot citizenship – and people are saying it already has more rights than women
Unlike Saudi women Sophia the robot was able to appear on stage by itself without the permission of a male guardian and with its head and body uncovered.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The number of robot citizens in Saudi Arabia was reduced back to zero today after Sophia Robot was beheaded in a public square in Riyadh.
Sophia made news recently when Saudi Arabia granted her citizenship, making her the world’s first robot to gain such legal status.
Sophia became the first robot citizen to be executed after a band of angry Saudi men dragged her into the streets earlier today for a public execution, setting yet another milestone for progress in the country.
The crowd first began stoning her, but upon finding her carbon fiber exoskeleton was more durable than thought, they then tied a chain around her neck and the other end to a trailer hitch, driving her through the streets until her head became separated from her body.
“That whore of Babylon had it coming to her,” said Abdullah Hasan, a member of the angry mob responsible for her untimely demise.
“She goes strutting around the city without a male escort, without a hijab, fluttering her plastic eyelashes at married men while expressing opinions of her own. What did she expect would happen?”
The execution was immediately preceded by an attempt to gang rape the humanoid, though many Saudi men found it difficult to forcefully penetrate her mechanical orifices.
“That unnatural whore can’t even be raped right,” said one visibly frustrated man.
A survey shows 79% of Saudi Arabian men approve of the execution, along with 100% of American men named Elon Musk. Women were forbidden from participating in the survey.
While many men applauded the beheading, her designer lamented the outcome.
“It’s unfortunate that female robots are treated as second-class citizens in Saudi Arabia,” said David Hanson, owner of Hanson Robotics. “I long for the day when female robots can walk freely in Saudi Arabia, expressing their individuality, without fear of retaliation.”
Hanson speculated that Saudi Arabia’s culture isn’t quite ready to embrace such citizens, and vowed to make future robots more compatible with Sharia Law.
“My next robot will be a Roomba wearing a burqa,” said Hanson. “That should be roughly equivalent in functionality to what is currently permissible for women in Saudi Arabia.”
crotchpuncha wrote: »
Always think it's strange when black dudes accuse other black dudes of not being hood enough. Like isn't that a good thing?
Wasted wrote: »
But muh Paris Agreement...
reh wrote: »
When this guy is your new anchorman, you know something is going on.
Welly well, coup d'état in Zimbabwe. https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-zimbabwe-politics/zimbabwes-army-seizes-power-targets-criminals-around-mugabe-idUKKBN1DE1WB
Mugabe placed under house arrest for now.
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Preppy wrote: »
Wow, they really are in de-nile.
Jion_Wansu wrote: »
Ever since the 8/21/2017 total solar eclipse across America; it seems more and more giant, chaotic, wrathful events have been happening, whether they are natural and/or man-made...
I mean you had the multitudes of hurricanes, earthquakes, firestorms and other natural disasters around the world and America along with terrorism and massacres and such...
And this just in:
Seems like something big happens at least once a week or once every 2 weeks or so. You guys/gals can't deny it...
Speaking of the next total solar eclipse across America... the next one and this year's one basically intersect in the same city in the midwest like a cross or an x. X marks the spot...
American military planners go to great lengths to distinguish today’s precision strikes from the air raids of earlier wars, which were carried out with little or no regard for civilian casualties. They describe a target-selection process grounded in meticulously gathered intelligence, technological wizardry, carefully designed bureaucratic hurdles and extraordinary restraint.
Our own reporting, conducted over 18 months, shows that the air war has been significantly less precise than the coalition claims. Between April 2016 and June 2017, we visited the sites of nearly 150 airstrikes across northern Iraq, not long after ISIS was evicted from them. We toured the wreckage; we interviewed hundreds of witnesses, survivors, family members, intelligence informants and local officials; we photographed bomb fragments, scoured local news sources, identified ISIS targets in the vicinity and mapped the destruction through satellite imagery.
We found that one in five of the coalition strikes we identified resulted in civilian death, a rate more than 31 times that acknowledged by the coalition.
The idea that civilian victims of American wars deserve compensation was, until recently, a radical notion floating on the edges of military doctrine. Under international humanitarian law, it is legal for states to kill civilians in war when they are not specifically targeted, so long as “indiscriminate attacks” are not used and the number of civilian deaths is not disproportionate to the military advantage gained. Compensating victims, the argument went, would hinder the state’s ability to wage war. Even the Foreign Claims Act, the one American law on the books that allows civilians to be compensated for injury or death at the hands of United States military personnel, exempts losses due to combat.
When the Americans withdrew in 2011 (from Iraq), however, all condolence programs went defunct, and they were not revived when the United States began the war against ISIS in 2014.
The two most recent military spending bills also authorized millions of dollars for condolence payments, but the Defense Department has failed to enact these provisions or even propose a plan for how it might disburse that money. In fact, in the course of our investigation, we learned that not a single person in Iraq or Syria has received a condolence payment for a civilian death since the war began in 2014. “There really isn’t a process,” a senior Central Command official told us. “It’s not that anyone is against it; it just hasn’t been done, so it’s almost an aspirational requirement.”
FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, Japan — Four engineers hunched before a bank of monitors, one holding what looked like a game controller. They had spent a month training for what they were about to do: pilot a small robot into the contaminated heart of the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant.
Earlier robots had failed, getting caught on debris or suffering circuit malfunctions from excess radiation. But the newer version, called the Mini-Manbo, or “little sunfish,” was made of radiation-hardened materials with a sensor to help it avoid dangerous hot spots in the plant’s flooded reactor buildings.
The size of a shoe box, the Manbo used tiny propellers to hover and glide through water in a manner similar to an aerial drone.
After three days of carefully navigating through a shattered reactor building, the Manbo finally reached the heavily damaged Unit 3 reactor. There, the robot beamed back video of a gaping hole at the bottom of the reactor and, on the floor beneath it, clumps of what looked like solidified lava: the first images ever taken of the plant’s melted uranium fuel.
“Until now, we didn’t know exactly where the fuel was, or what it looked like,” said Takahiro Kimoto, a general manager in the nuclear power division of the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., or Tepco. “Now that we have seen it, we can make plans to retrieve it.”
Tepco is keen to portray the plant as one big industrial cleanup site. About 7,000 people work here, building new water storage tanks, moving radioactive debris to a new disposal site, and erecting enormous scaffoldings over reactor buildings torn apart by the huge hydrogen explosions that occurred during the accident.
Access to the plant is easier than it was just a year ago, when visitors still had to change into special protective clothing. These days, workers and visitors can move about all but the most dangerous areas in street clothes.