In 1999, a pretty strange prediction appeared on the Internet. Out of the blue, without much in the way of corroborating evidence, somebody predicted that World War III would feature unmanned autonomous vehicles which would draw on organic powered AI to hunt and kill human beings in warfare. Ten years ago this was in the realm of psychotic delusion. That was before the Iraq war made it obvious that robotic technology was the single most important military tech on the horizon and before there were widespread announcements that success had been achieved cultivating brain cells in the lab as platforms for organic computing. It sounded like the prediction made by a mental patient at the beginning of TWELVE MONKEYS.
That prediction was on Vault-Co.
Incredible as it sounds, the truth is that you will see the rise of terminator robots on both the American, Russian and Chinese sides in the next few years before World War III. It's as inevitable as fire, the wheel and the lever in the history of human innovation.
It's also a milestone in the history of horrible things created by mankind.
It is interesting to watch this beast and think about the implications for further development.