Watch out for RoboCrooks


There are a few things in life that are scary, terrorists and clowns are obviously at the top of the list. However officials can freeze my soul from time to time. It can’t be easy running a country or even small parts of it. Some times they might be privy to information that they would rather not know. The Sydney Morning Hearld has an article today with comments from the Commissioner for the Australian Police (AFP) Mick Keelty. In it he discussed the rise of more technical savvy criminal and the challenges that it places on the Federal government to have a matching policing response. I don’t think any body would doubt that this is true, online fraud is one of the fastest and most profitable industries today.

What did give me pause however was his comments on cloning :

“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,”

Now I see two possibilities here :

  1. That the aliens that crash landed in Roswell 60 years ago brought with the more fantastic technology than just velcro. During that time the wussy public face of robotic and cloning have hidden the real fact that a full human clone can now be grown and bits of the clone that are not up to the task can be married with fully functional bonic replacements that are not only as good but better than the human body. The result of these experiments are now, obviously, just about to break out as super criminals.
  2. That the Commissioner got wasted last night while watching DVDs of The 6 million dollar man” and The Island. The pizza was a bit funny and in the morning things hadn’t quite settled down so the barrier between reality and fantasy broke down briefly which resulted in the brain fart.

All jokes aside, comments like this are actually more dangerous than people might realise. Most of the Commissioners comments are entirely accurate, but when these very same comments are recorded and hit the intertubes it is no surprise when there is much dirision and the sanity gets drowned out by the nonsense.

  2 comments for “Watch out for RoboCrooks

  1. Lt. Colonel Creedon
    July 12, 2007 at 8:41 am

    YA SEE!!!??? All during school I told you I was a Cybercloneborg(TM) and you didn’t fucking believe me! “Oh grow up Ciarán” is what I got. I knew it would come out one day!

  2. Douglas Kastle
    July 12, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    Sigh, you do realise that was nearly 20 years ago. Back then I had my own hair and you hated Star Trek and mocked people who did.

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