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“The American military is working on a new generation of soldiers, far different from the army it has.
“‘They don’t get hungry,’ said Gordon Johnson of the Joint Forces Command at the Pentagon. ‘They’re not afraid. They don’t forget their orders. They don’t care if the guy next to them has just been shot. Will they do a better job than humans? Yes.’
“The robot soldier is coming.”
– A New Model Army Soldier Rolls Closer to Battle, by Tim Weiner, The New York Times, Feb. 16, 2005.
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Um, haven’t we already learned that this is a really bad idea from “Battlestar Galatica,” the “Terminator” series, and pretty much every other science fiction man vs. robot book/movie/comic book ever made?
They’ll just end up making soylent green out of us.
At least it’ll make my job easier.
Robots don’t solve the problem of poor leaders.
So what if robots smart enough to tell friend from foe decide not to be lead and decide to take up gardening?
I think it’s great. I welcome our future masters. No technoparanoia is gonna dissuade me. Will there be unpleasant incidents like that news conference in RoboCop (or RoboCop II?) but on the upshot mankind will finally be released from the obligation to labor (once they take over all the other jobs, too) and we will eventually evolve into floating brains. It’s god’s will, people, just get used to it.
Well, better them than the apes.
Damned dirty apes.
Ya. Those apes have dirty minds, Didi.