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Old 05-16-2014, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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U.N. officials, scientists and activists have gathered this week to debate a not-so-distant tomorrow filled with autonomous robot warriors -- but machines that can kill without human guidance are already here.

In fact, they are already being tested by militaries across the world.

Future Tech? Autonomous Killer Robots Are Already Here - NBC News
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:38 PM
 
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Seeing how the U.N. doesn't seem to care about the loss of human life I find this debate hypocritical...
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:17 PM
 
Location: In the realm of possiblities
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Make the first wave of the robots to look like Arnold. That would scare the ##%** out of the other side.
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:21 PM
 
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At least some land mines are in fact autonomous robots...

Been around a while. Difficult to deal with. Until we get that one right I would think humanoid or mobile types are simple more sophisticated versions of the same thing.
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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This is one the military will need thousands of fewer soldiers by 2030.
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:04 PM
 
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"I'll... beee... baaaack"!
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:17 PM
 
Location: USA
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Yep... this will end well, as proven by basically every sci-fi ever when killer robots are involved.

At best, it'll just make war cheaper, thus more likely to happen, since you're just losing robots vs. soldiers. Humanity will never confront the big issues, but we'll always find a better way to kill each other for some stupid reason, sadly.
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:50 PM
 
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Yep... this will end well, as proven by basically every sci-fi ever when killer robots are involved.

At best, it'll just make war cheaper, thus more likely to happen, since you're just losing robots vs. soldiers. Humanity will never confront the big issues, but we'll always find a better way to kill each other for some stupid reason, sadly.
Note That we have all been successful at avoiding certain weapons. So it is possible to regulate or eliminate certain weapons. My belief is that will not happen on front line weapons. Infantry assists, tanks, armored killers, fighters, close support aircraft. In fact it will be interestng to see how the design equations work out. Simple and cheap and highly deplorable in large number or sophisticated and expensive and deployed carefully.
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:22 PM
 
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At least some land mines are in fact autonomous robots...

Been around a while. Difficult to deal with. Until we get that one right I would think humanoid or mobile types are simple more sophisticated versions of the same thing.
What about drones?
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:33 PM
 
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What about drones?
Only very limited autonomy. They can navigate to places without supervision but all the weapons and surveillance gear is remote operated not independent.
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