The philosophical debate about how to kill us is underway: Self-driving cars may have to be programmed to kill you - News - Gadgets and Tech - The Independent I know, it's not like they are trying to actively devise ways to destroy humans, but I can see where the lines of this "death code" could be hacked and used against people, ala the Toyota Prius throttle debacle. They still didn't admit to how that happened. @tulianr : wasn't it the Navy that first got rid of guns aboard their aircraft, deciding that missiles were adequate enough? Where did that get them? The need to start the Top Gun school because they started getting lazy and forgot their old techniques. I could see the same thing happening once again.