New Developments.

'Robots Will Win' Special Report: Warbots


Click here for the WIRED story.

The U.S. Military has been using robots in the current war with Iraq since the initial invasion, but until now, there have been no fully-armed warbots. Last week, I linked a story on the first drone fighter squadron deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, which are controlled by operators (safe-as-houses operators sipping coffee in Nevada, mind you). Today's news shows that this is the start of a horrifically inevitable trend in the way war is waged on Earth. Human lives will now be taken by robots in the course of human war. Starting...now.

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