The U.N. has begun discussion on "lethal autonomous robots," killing machines which take the next step from our current drones which are operator controlled, to completely autonomous killing machines.
"Killer robots would threaten the most fundamental of rights and principles in international law," warned Steve Goose, arms division director at Human Rights Watch.
Are we too far down the rabbit hole, or can we come to reasonable and humane limits on this new world of death-by-algorithm?
Robocop 2014 has some surprisingly cogent satirical commentary on this.The powers that claim to be democratic are rapidly moving to a fusion of militarism with oligarchy. Autonomous citizen controlling machines are the natural evolution of this idea.Strange how people can be so vitriolic about amendment rights and then forget what they were for!
In Soviet USA, Gun Has Arms!