Have We Considered the Ethics of Putting a Fish Behind the Wheel?

Fish can drive! Who knew?

Watching the local Fox News affiliate this morning. They aired this story about how scientists have developed a vehicle that fish can drive.

First question? Why?

The local newscaster had a more serious question. “Has anyone considered the ethics?”

Paraphrasing: “This doesn’t hurt the fish, obviously. But to what end can we take this technology? What if, instead of just giving a fish a vehicle to drive, they come up with something that a fish can use to cause harm?”

He was serious.

But did he have a point?

Imagine a runaway, fascistic military industrial complex creating shock squadrons of mobile, armored, goldfish-powered suicide vans, wreaking death and destruction in some future war…

I am gonna have trouble getting to sleep tonight.