Skynet’s harbingers

maybe it’s a subconscious response to my love of the Sarah Connor Chronicles on FOX, but ominous signs of the approaching Judgment Day seem to be  cropping up with eerie regularity.

Automated killer robots threat to humanity: expert
The first three armed combat robots fitted with large-caliber machine guns deployed to Iraq last summer, manufactured by US arms maker Foster-Miller, proved so successful that 80 more are on order, said Sharkey.

But up to now, a human hand has always been required to push the button or pull the trigger.

It we are not careful, he said, that could change.

Military leaders “are quite clear that they want autonomous robots as soon as possible, because they are more cost-effective and give a risk-free war,” he said.

Several countries, led by the United States, have already invested heavily in robot warriors developed for use on the battlefield.

If I could say one thing to the Department of Defense right now, it’d be this. Do not plug it into the Internet. Please. As cool as it is to visit death upon our enemies without spilling a drop of American blood, I’d rather lose a Marine or two than face the reality of Earth after the Rise of the Machines.

I’m just sayin.

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