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Skynet is Coming: Drones Moving Closer To Automated Killing
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09-21-2011, 01:54 PM #1
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"A recent article in the Washington Post, A future for drones: Automated killing, describes the steady progress the military is making toward fully autonomous networks of targeting and killing machines. Does this (concern|scare|disgust) any of you? Quoting: 'After 20 minutes, one of the aircraft, carrying a computer that processed images from an onboard camera, zeroed in on the tarp and contacted the second plane, which flew nearby and used its own sensors to examine the colorful object. Then one of the aircraft signaled to an unmanned car on the ground so it could take a final, close-up look. Target confirmed. This successful exercise in autonomous robotics could presage the future of the American way of war: a day when drones hunt, identify and kill the enemy based on calculations made by software, not decisions made by humans. Imagine aerial "Terminators," minus beefcake and time travel.' The article goes on to discuss the dangers of surrendering to fully autonomous killing, concerns about the potential for 'atrocities,' and the nature of what we call 'common sense.'"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/n...print.html
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09-21-2011, 02:04 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Discerning the difference between soldiers and civilians should be a piece of cake. Seriously, what could possibly go wrong? dunno.gif

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09-21-2011, 02:09 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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(09-21-2011, 02:04 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Seriously, what could possibly go wrong? dunno.gif

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09-21-2011, 02:12 PM #4
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The future is a myth created by insurance salesmen and high school counselors.
09-21-2011, 02:16 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:Some experts also worry that hostile states or terrorist organizations could hack robotic systems and redirect them. Malfunctions also are a problem: In South Africa in 2007, a semiautonomous cannon fatally shot nine friendly soldiers.

Yeah, how bout malware & viruses, maybe a little online poker and vïäģřå with the drones before they blow your ass up like a balloon full of meat. wtf2.gif

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09-21-2011, 03:14 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Bump and an updated Huffington post headline....

DID SOMEONE SAY MORE DRONES?

The link goes to a washingtonpost.com article:


Quote:U.S. assembling secret drone bases in Africa, Arabian Peninsula, officials say

"The Obama administration is assembling a constellation of secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of a newly aggressive campaign to attack al-Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, U.S. officials said.

One of the installations is being established in Ethi­o­pia, a U.S. ally in the fight against al-Shabab, the Somali militant group that controls much of that country. Another base is in the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, where a small fleet of “hunter-killer” drones resumed operations this month after an experimental mission demonstrated that the unmanned aircraft could effectively patrol Somalia from there."

"The rapid expansion of the undeclared drone wars is a reflection of the growing alarm with which U.S. officials view the activities of al-Qaeda affiliates in Yemen and Somalia, even as al-Qaeda’s core leadership in Pakistan has been weakened by U.S. counterterrorism operations.

The U.S. government is known to have used drones to carry out lethal attacks in at least six countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. The negotiations that preceded the establishment of the base in the Republic of Seychelles illustrate the efforts the United States is making to broaden the range of its drone weapons."

This front page MSM headline and this thread go together so well, do they not? The bigger picture is beginning to become quite clear.

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09-21-2011, 03:23 PM #7
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Settle down guys. They are just getting ready for the war with Nibiru.


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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
09-21-2011, 03:25 PM #8
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Check out Tomsdispatch.com they have a host of articles on drone warfare for the future.

Octo your T2 gif almost give me a seizure.
09-21-2011, 03:28 PM #9
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(09-21-2011, 03:23 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  Settle down guys. They are just getting ready for the war with Nibiru.


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İmage

Oh that again, Jeeze has it been 5,000 years already?

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