Dead man's switch

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A system designed to operate if a human is incapacitated.

“I've collected files on corruption in governments. For the first time, I'm naming names and specifics. I'll begin with a corrupt CIA agent and two Bahamian officials. Coming today. If I'm arrested or disappear, 31+ terrabytes [sic.] of incriminating data will be released to the press.”
John McAfee (9 June 2019)  [1]

The standard usage example is to prevent a machine from causing (further) harm.[2] Converse examples are designed to cause harm in the lack of human intervention, for example by firing off nuclear missiles automatically if a country's leaders are incapacitated.[3]

 

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Dead man's switch“I've collected files on corruption in governments. For the first time, I'm naming names and specifics. I'll begin with a corrupt CIA agent and two Bahamian officials. Coming today. If I'm arrested or disappear, 31+ terrabytes [sic.] of incriminating data will be released to the press.”John McAfee9 June 2019


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