There is no such thing as a human innovation that is not used first and foremost to kill other humans. The breakthroughs over the past ten years are coming to fruition now.
Already, in the course of a year, "BigDog" is beginning to look quaint compared to what is possible.
Increasingly, one sees the widening gyre. One senses the loss of control that comes with these advancements that leads to all-out Klausewitzian war, war without limits and any restrictions. War where the line between combatants and civilians is meaningless and the goal is simply to eliminate the enemy, by any means available to either side.
Every general's secret dream is the power to commit troops to the field who will commit atrocities without the burden of conscience. It has been the dream of the psychopath for hundreds of thousands of years. To imagine these things will not come to pass is escapism.