Would You Kill a Robot?

If a robot begged for mercy, could you still “kill” it? In a modern-day interpretation of the of the famous Milgram Experiments, scientists from the University of Canterbury see how close people will go when told to “kill.”

If my computer begged for mercy, however, I don’t think I’d care too much <oops>

269 notesShowHide

  1. birdonaleash reblogged this from princeofgrebes
  2. internetofme reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    This is actually really interesting. Although, in a true psychologist manner, retrospectively, I could see this coming....
  3. aspookysupervillain reblogged this from discoverynews
  4. amyjoyang reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    Wannie did prophesize that I would marry a robot…..so….. emotional connection=first step to love?
  5. lunarreverb reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    I know I would have problems killing robots because I am a big weenie. (I could only choose Destroy under great duress....
  6. andrewwesleygraham reblogged this from discoverynews
  7. mbyte reblogged this from somuchscience
  8. trxfreely reblogged this from discoverynews
  9. themidnightbreeze reblogged this from jadkirk
  10. mangle-fang reblogged this from discoverynews
  11. grinderbot reblogged this from strixus
  12. auto-didact reblogged this from meowgosaurus
  13. deathbyliving reblogged this from noirandcandypumpkins
  14. noirandcandypumpkins reblogged this from meowgosaurus
  15. zyca reblogged this from meowgosaurus
  16. meowgosaurus reblogged this from discoverynews
  17. doc-hologram reblogged this from thegreenisgrasser and added:
    probably not.
  18. bleachdotz32 reblogged this from somuchscience
  19. days-of-fallen-sun reblogged this from somuchscience
  20. strixus reblogged this from somuchscience
  21. somuchscience reblogged this from discoverynews