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The End of Killing: How Our Newest Technologies Can Solve Humanity’s Oldest Problem

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Technology will make killing a thing of the past.

The gun is antiquated technology, and it is responsible for tens of thousands of senseless killings every year. Humanity has accepted that killing is an unavoidable fact of life―but Rick Smith argues that it doesn’t need to be this way and that we have the means to make the bullet obsolete in our lifetime.

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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 21st 2019 by Page Two
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Bernie Gourley
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Before one dismisses this book based on its seemingly pollyanna title, I’d suggest one think of it as an opening volley in what promises to be a series of crucial debates that will play out -- one way or another -- in the years to come. I believe Smith, founder and CEO of TASER and Axon, did a great job of presenting an argument for the pursuit of a range of technologies and policies intended to curb violence, as well as anticipating, presenting, and debating many of the opposing arguments. The ...more
Don Harris
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating Read

Rick’s vision for the future of humanity is inspiring. Using Technology in law enforcement and military endeavors can change the world. This book is written like a Malcolm Gladwell or Cheryl Sandberg style siting several examples to justify his points.
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Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is full of conversation starters, especially for people in criminology, technology, and public safety. Definitely a worthwhile and easy read.
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Rick Smith founded Axon Enterprise (formerly TASER International) in 1993. As the TASER device became ubiquitous in law enforcement, Smith pushed the company beyond weapons technology and toward a broader purpose of using hardware, software, and artificial intelligence to make the world a safer place. Under his leadership, the company―now called Axon Enterprise―has grown from a garage in Tucson to ...more
“Silicon Valley has a major, transformative role to play in making our world less deadly. And frankly, it should disappoint all of us to see the Valley shirk that opportunity in order to develop better advertising engines or more addictive social apps.” 0 likes
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