Although BRINC’s “Values & Ethics” states their “duty to bring these technologies into the world responsibly” and commits to “never build technologies designed to hurt or kill,” their 2018 promotional video proves that a different path was considered.
The Intercept shared a horrifying clip of what the Taser would look like in action on Twitter.
Blake Resnick claims that Brinc was founded “in large part” as a lifesaving response to the 2017 Las Vegas mass sho… https://t.co/4EsmGdZNgN
Saying the drone is “a solution” designed to “fully secure the U.S-Mexico border,” the video features a Latinx actor who calls himself “José.” When he fails to provide satisfactory identification, the drone attacks him and leaves him incapacitated.
“Every year, over $100 billion of narcotics and half a million people flow through areas just like this one,” Resnick, who was recently inducted to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list, says in the full video.
The Intercept wrote: “Blake Resnick claims that Brinc was founded ‘in large part’ as a lifesaving response to the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting. But a company promo video reveals a different vision: selling Taser-armed drones to attack migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.”
Resnick told the outlet that the video in question is “immature, deeply regrettable and not at all representative of the direction I have taken the company in since.”
People expressed their horror with the pitched idea on social media.
Deeply racist and dystopian. There is seemingly no bottom. https://t.co/OnpzbFgSVk