Rise of the Machines: Unmanned Aircraft are Moving us Towards a ‘Terminator-Like’ World, Says Ministry of Defence


Source: DailyMail, April 18, 2011
[News Behind the Scenes, Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 2:20 PM]

The increased use of unmanned aircraft in conflict zones makes war more likely, and risks creating a ‘Terminator-like’ world, the Ministry of Defence has warned.

It said that using robots to carry out wars for us could be unethical – as Britain continues to use unmanned drones in Afghanistan.

In the Terminator movies by director James Cameron robots have developed a consciousness and hunt down and kill humans.

Fearing that this could become a reality, the internal report says we must act now to decide what is ‘acceptable machine behaviour’.

There is increasing unrest about the use of unmanned drones in Afghanistan  – and the Ministry of Defence suggests there could be both legal and moral issues with using pilotless planes.

The drones have killed 124 people in the war-torn country since July 2008, David Cameron revealed in December. Continue reading “Rise of the Machines: Unmanned Aircraft are Moving us Towards a ‘Terminator-Like’ World, Says Ministry of Defence”