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Nov 14, 2022

Oakland Police Want to Arm Robots With Shotguns, Because We Live in a Dystopian Nightmare

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Police in Oakland are hoping to arm robots with potentially lethal shotgun-like attachments. Why? Because that’s the reality we live in now.

As The Intercept reports, the Oakland police force made a “percussion actuated nonelectric disruptor,” or PAN disruptor, a top-priority item on their wish list last year.

In short, PAN is a shotgun-shaped accessory attachment for wheeled robots, which are often deployed in war zones and by bomb squads.

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