South Korea is a Technocracy from the top down, and thus there is no inhibition from using university resources to develop technology that can be used for warfare; in this case, it is autonomous killer robots equipped with Artificial Intelligence.
The military/industrial complex has been taken over by Technocrats who intend to prosecute war by armed robots. Two years ago, the military and civilian leaders said the armed robots would NOT be developed. They have not flip-flopped; rather, they simply lied to the public to mask their true intentions.
Google censors everyone not sympathetic to its Technocrat ideology, but has no problem working with fellow Technocrats at the Department of Defense. In his farewell speech, President Dwight Eisenhower warned America about the Military-Industrial Complex and then about the Scientific Elite exerting power over society. This story indicates that they have merged together quite naturally.
The nexus of Technocracy and Military-Industrial Complex is realized as Boeing appoints Tim Keating to head Government Relations division. That is, he will be selling Boeing’ military hardware to the Trump’s Administration and the Pentagon. Nobody would raise even an eyebrow to this innocuous except Technocracy.News, and for good reason!
Top experts are warning of the dangers of AI, but is anybody listening? The Technocrats who invent and implement this technology have no concern for ethics or the outcome of their inventions.
As a Technocracy, China is prosecuting its campaign for global domination through the use of technology, data collection and the application of artificial intelligence. It has been working its campaign since at least 1978, and the results are just now catching the attention of intelligence agencies.
Technocrat engineers in all first-world nations are in a private competition with each other to see who can develop the most advanced technology for killing their fellow citizens. It is doubtful that they consider massive numbers of dead humans in their equations.
Technocrats in the military think that technology is the answer to warfare, and that means armed robotics ultimately equipped with autonomous AI. China and Russia have responded in kind, sparking an intense development war. Automated killing machines will make the first mechanized war, WW I or the ‘Great War’, appear like a minor skirmish.
Technocrats in China have been in a hotly contested technological arms race for at least 20 years now. The introduction of the ‘rail gun’ on warships will change the face of warfare for decades to come; just read this article to understand its capabilities. US military Technocrats will certainly answer the challenge with their own version of a ‘supergun’.
DARPA is a hotbed of Technocrats who push the science and engineering of automated weapons and advanced ‘super-soldiers’. Sea Hunter is unarmed, but the Navy is already anticipating flotillas of armed vessels. China and Russia counterparts are in hot pursuit.