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Rapid automation of the military is the only moral and ethical option. Papers have been written on this.

 

 
I for one hope that someday in the distant future, intentionally sending humans into combat zones will be considered a war crime.

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Rapid automation of the military is the only moral and ethical option. Papers have been written on this.

 

 
I for one hope that someday in the distant future, intentionally sending humans into combat zones will be considered a war crime.

 

As long as they dont kill civilians...



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Rapid automation of the military is the only moral and ethical option. Papers have been written on this.

 

 
I for one hope that someday in the distant future, intentionally sending humans into combat zones will be considered a war crime.

 

As long as they dont kill civilians...

 

In fact, they can provide objective oversight on the battlefield and report war crimes.


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Yeah, that's what will happen... Let's remember most countries have horrendous human rights records

Edit:. Also it's pretty obvious that no one watched the video, so let me summarize it for everyone. It shows a group of terrorists using the devices to attack students in major universities worldwide and the Senate. Imagine 3D printed micro drones in the hands of terrorists before you start proclaiming a peaceful revolution
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Yeah, that's what will happen... Let's remember most countries have horrendous human rights records

All the more reason for free nations to get the upper hand on LAWS.


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Imagine 3D printed micro drones in the hands of terrorists

^ That is a problem.


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Edit:. Also it's pretty obvious that no one watch the video so let me summarize it for everyone it shows a group of terrorists using the devices to attack students in major universities worldwide and the Senate. Imagine 3D printed micro drones in the hands of terrorists before you start proclaiming a peaceful revolution

Imagine guns, trucks, machetes in the hands of terrorists. What of it? Terrorists are no excuse to ban technological progress.


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It's a tool. Whether it is good or bad, it is up to the users to do what they want with it. If you seriously think that automated weapons can change human morality you ignore the fact that they are human made, human controlled. Any person can change the records on it so that the war crime is not documented, or it's made confidential for 'important' reasons.

A terrorist can role over a crowd with a truck can stab dozens to death, it doesn't matter, as long as they make the news. LAWS wont change that.

Also, LAWS seem to be a mediocre weapon for terrorism, atleast how they're portrayed in the video. They're loud, they're slow enough so that you can reflexively swat them away before they shoot. If you see one, all you have to do is run inside a store or grab a tennis racket. You can use a fire hose to spray it down or wear a mask so it can't identify you. Might as well wear a helmet too. You can make your own bots to counter those bots before they have a chance to choose target. They're okay as a swarm, and especially with an element of surprise, although the amount of surprise you can get on senators protected by secret service is not that generous. A point could be made that they do not expend manpower but I mean that's no different than a planted bomb or mass poisoning, it requires general espionage.

It doesn't seem like a weapon of mass destruction, unless they end up as small and silent as musquitos and sting people with toxin instead of a loud BANG to make aware any person in the vicinity. But the amount of tech to make something like that isn't something a terrorist group or even most countries can make easily. Still, until then, it can't be on par with other weapons of mass destruction like nuclear or biological weaponry.
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Edit:. Also it's pretty obvious that no one watch the video so let me summarize it for everyone it shows a group of terrorists using the devices to attack students in major universities worldwide and the Senate. Imagine 3D printed micro drones in the hands of terrorists before you start proclaiming a peaceful revolution

Imagine guns, trucks, machetes in the hands of terrorists. What of it? Terrorists are no excuse to ban technological progress.

 

Those tools don't give a disproportionate amount of power to the individual.


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Damn, we're gonna have to start wearing military grade helmets wherever we go.


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Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit... 

 

Damn. 


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