Once standardized, these robots could roll off assembly lines like automobiles; their application on the battlefield will automate the killing of humans by an order of magnitude over WWI and WWII. Technocrats invent because they can, not because there is a need.
Weaponized drones in the hands of terrorists are frightening, but remember that it was the Technocrat-heavy military establishment that developed the technology in the first place. This has sparked a massive arms race throughout the world, and is naturally trickling down to terrorists.
If governments need to regulate super-soldiers, that means that they will be the ones creating them as well. Technocrats who are invading human DNA via CRISPR technology are practicing the worst form of eugenics ever seen on the face of the earth.
The global battlefield will radically change as the military connects every conceivable asset and enemy in the world. In other words, it will be a ‘giant, armed nervous system.’ This is the same Technocrat dream for society as a whole where everything is interconnected to mimic a human nervous system.
If Musk the Technocrat really thinks that AI is ‘vastly more risky than North Korea’, then we ought to know that his train has jumped the tracks. Simply put, Musk has a skewed view of reality.
The green light is on for military drone makers to transform America’s police force into a military complex similar to Afghanistan. Comprehensive geospatial intelligence will become ubiquitous, tracking every moving object on the ground. They will be equipped with super-high resolution cameras and AI-based facial recognition systems that will be able to identify a mole on your left cheek. License plate readers? Child’s play. This is no longer an argument over privacy, it is now an argument over total suppression of freedom and liberty. In Technocracy language, it is the ultimate in Scientific Dictatorship.
After repeated assurances from government and military that robotic killing would not be pursued, here it is. Technocrats build because they can, not because it has been thought through.
Does Musk and friends know something we don’t know? The appeal to ban killer robots implies that they are already being built. Technocrats build because they can, not because they ever asked why they should build something.
Regardless of benevolent-sounding platitudes about helping medical patients, DARPA’s singular military mission is to create technology-enhanced super-soldiers.
Hat tip to Gen. Paul Selva for bringing ethics into the argument to not give the military autonomous killing robots. However, he acknowledges the infighting within the military over the issue and describes it as ‘raucous’. This is a battle between Technocrats and non-Technocrats.