Monday, February 9, 2009
Casual site visitor to Vault-Co circa 2004 : Haw haw! What kinda nut is this dude?!? He sez there's gonna be warbots fighting with organic brains like the terminator or something in World War III! Whatta maroon! He sounds like a schizo who forgot to take his meds! Where do these fruitcakes come up with this stuff?!? This stuff is so far out there this guy ought ta be committed!!! Haw haw!
It's 2009. Vault-Co was right. Everybody else, including Peter Singer in the link above, is just a Johnny-Come-Lately capitalizing on what is now blatantly obvious.
There are at least six nations now working on killer robots for the front line of their military. Given previous experience with innovation in warfare and implements of destruction, we can pretty much guarantee this tech is going to evolve so quickly that you'll get a laser through the brain before you ever realize what is happening.