The Three Laws of Drones

First Law: A drone may not injure a government agency or designated corporation or, through inaction, allow a government agency or designated corporation to come to harm.

Second Law:  A drone must obey the orders given to it by a government agency or designated corporation, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

Third Law: A drone must protect its own ability to gather data and attack both aerial and ground targets as long as this does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.


Brilliant writer Ken Liu pointed out a Guardian article, which prompted the drafting of these laws on Twitter. Look for them in a constitution near you.

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