I Had To Laugh

In this exciting Terminatory piece about the Empire researching …well terminators, there is this bit-

Autonomous armed robotic systems probably will be operating by 2020, according to John Pike, an expert on defense and intelligence matters and the director of the security Web site GlobalSecurity.org in Washington.

This prospect alarms experts, who fear that machines will be unable to distinguish between legitimate targets and civilians in a war zone.

Because now no civilians are deliberately and/or accidentally killed by human troops programmed to kill. Naïve, ridiculous, propagandised -and progandising-childish idiots. Our militaries kill innocent civilians, we are terrorists, we commit war crimes. And then we celebrate it.

With flags.


6 Responses to “I Had To Laugh”

  1. ralfast Says:

    I would, except that the automation of warfare only makes war more likely, not less.

    • RickB Says:

      Yes, absolutely, richer nations will have their robots slaughtering poorer people continuously, no troop casualties, the economies predicated on constant technological war until such time as markets in the subjugated are deemed open and subservient enough then the terminators will move on to the next targets.
      Sorry I meant to say- Terminators will fight for liberty and freedom and democracy and protect our children from evil terrorists, all hail the brave robots of freedom!

  2. libhomo Says:

    I think it is correct to note that automated warfare will add to the civilian casualties already taking place, though you are correct in pointing out that we shouldn’t pretend it isn’t already happening.

  3. RickB Says:

    Or perhaps robots will not kill so many civilians and show up our existing polices, hmmm.

  4. opit Says:

    Or perhaps robots won’t be afflicted by PTSD or radiation.

  5. RickB Says:

    That is certainly an advantage that pushes the research.
    Funny we think terminators will be machines acting against humans, not machines acting for one group of wealthy humans against less wealthy groups.
    Blockbusters always miss the class/imperial analysis.

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