posted by on 2005.02.16, under Uncategorized

Meanwhile, the army is working on bringing the future battle scenes in Terminator to life – +++

“In the beginning, they will be remote-controlled, looking and acting like lethal toy trucks.” -Nice, just like cute little toys we can drive around the world to kill people with.
Oh, here is another choice quote:

“The lawyers tell me there are no prohibitions against robots making life-or-death decisions,” said Mr. Johnson, who leads robotics efforts at the Joint Forces Command research center in Suffolk, Va. “I have been asked what happens if the robot destroys a school bus rather than a tank parked nearby. We will not entrust a robot with that decision until we are confident they can make it.”

Until we are confident? Holy. Shit.

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