Evil is always defined as a scientific endeavor that negatively effects people. You could argue that a lot of engineers and scientists have direct and indirect evil projects. As in how to best market products, aka proliferation of people's money. Or life risk analysis stating that people will die, but not that many. The report is then a secret. Happens everyday.
Great idea. I can also see many highly experienced, semi-retired professionals giving back by donating their expertise to a worthy cause through this organization. This could have the added benefit of keeping one's skill set sharp during the post-career years.
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.