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Automated killer robots 'threat to humanity': expert
AFP via breitbart.com ^ | Feb 27 | Unknown

Posted on 02/28/2008 6:10:58 AM PST by Ignatz

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If war morphs into robots fighting robots, wouldn't that be a GOOD thing? Fewer people dying, and all?
And I think that would eventually lead to fewer wars because there would be no point to it.

Just my opinion, your mileage may vary.

1 posted on 02/28/2008 6:11:00 AM PST by Ignatz
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Terminator 2 comes to mind....

These things could be networked... and hacked. Or they could be autonomous. Brave New World.


2 posted on 02/28/2008 6:13:36 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really needed?)
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3 posted on 02/28/2008 6:15:05 AM PST by TheRobb7 (How many Reagans have we lost to campaign-finance reform?)
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To: Ignatz
Someone needs his subscription to the SciFi channel cut off.
4 posted on 02/28/2008 6:15:09 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Rattenschadenfreude: joy at a Democrat's pain, especially Hillary's pain caused by Obama.)
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If war morphs into robots fighting robots, wouldn't that be a GOOD thing?

You would think so but I suspect it would become a perpetual thing. After all, wars end when people get tired of dying or there's no one left to kill.

Perpetual robot war would do nothing but drain treasuries and I'm not sure even that would end war in a global economy.
5 posted on 02/28/2008 6:15:43 AM PST by cripplecreek (Voting CONSERVATIVE in memory of 5 children killed by illegals 2/17/08 and 2/19/ 08)
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Zombies, giant pythons, killer robots.

Pick your poison.

6 posted on 02/28/2008 6:16:04 AM PST by Sam's Army
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7 posted on 02/28/2008 6:16:38 AM PST by steve-b (Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense. --RAH)
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Well, yeah.


8 posted on 02/28/2008 6:17:36 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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grr


9 posted on 02/28/2008 6:17:54 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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"If war morphs into robots fighting robots, wouldn't that be a GOOD thing?

There are certainly dangers involved but if it helps "keep the lid on" the Radical Raghead Islamic Fundamentalists who want to kill everything on earth that does not subscribe to their twisted, perverted, false god, false religion, and false prophet, it may not be such a bad thing...

10 posted on 02/28/2008 6:17:56 AM PST by Friend_from_the_Frozen_North (If you are, as Rush would say, "A Glittering Jewel of Colossal Ignorance" don't waste my time...)
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Warbots could be retrained and put to work “building many houses.”


11 posted on 02/28/2008 6:18:22 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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12 posted on 02/28/2008 6:18:57 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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“..Increasingly autonomous, gun-totting robots...”

I immediately thought of Yul Brenner in Westworld!
-The killer robot who just keeps on coming after you!


13 posted on 02/28/2008 6:19:33 AM PST by J40000
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To: Ignatz
In this time line Skynet goes online April 19, 2011. it becomes self aware on April 21 - Judgment Day.
14 posted on 02/28/2008 6:19:45 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (John McCain - The Manchurian Candidate? http://www.usvetdsp.com/manchuan.htm)
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England consistently and proudly produces some of the world’s worst science fiction.


15 posted on 02/28/2008 6:20:06 AM PST by pabianice
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Fire from the skies, dogs and cats, living together. Mass hysteria!


16 posted on 02/28/2008 6:21:05 AM PST by 50sDad (Liberals: Never Happy, Never Grateful, Never Right.)
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17 posted on 02/28/2008 6:21:40 AM PST by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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England consistently and proudly produces some of the world’s worst science fiction.

agreed.....

18 posted on 02/28/2008 6:23:03 AM PST by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: mad_as_he$$

So should I skip paying my taxes on April 15, 2011?


19 posted on 02/28/2008 6:25:28 AM PST by 3Lean
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20 posted on 02/28/2008 6:26:00 AM PST by wally_bert (Tactical Is Still Missing A Chair!)
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