Originally Posted by MDalton10
Because as billion man Army's catch up with our advancement we need an edge.
That is funny, this tech will almost certainly be sold, as almost all military hardware to allies. I wonder how Egypt goes down if they had robots fighting instead of thinking people? Do you think police departments would get it eventually? Have you seen the increasing militarization of our police? Cities are getting tanks, drones, all sorts of outrageous things.
Why would China do anything to us? I don't know if you understand the economic paradigm of our age, but I will let you know in. China produces the surplus value, and the US Corps suck it up make themselves rich off it, and sell the junk to America who can not produce anything that is no advanced. Why on earth would China destroy this? Or the US? It's working out wonderfully for the 1%.
Originally Posted by Tunechi
If somebody was going to make a robot kill civilians, I'd imagine they'd be willing to do it themselves as well. I could be wrong but, maybe to save a few human lives that would otherwise be doing the mission and putting themselves in harm?
Have you seen the collateral damage video I referred too? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rXPrfnU3G0
Do you think that someone is going to blast a cannon into a van of unarmed civilians with children inside? I don't. Pull them away from it? It does not seem that difficult to just kill people, it's just a push of a button. The soldiers on the video were laughing. The soldiers on the ground were severely traumatized by the aftermath of that attack.
Are you aware how revolutions start? It's not when the people mobilize, it's when the military decides they will NOT be shooting the people. How does a robot change this, even if controlled by a person.
Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm fairly certain that removing people from death makes it far less impactful.