Most disturbing is that this war-matrix is projected to have the capability to make decisions independent of human review
US President Barack Obama has fast-tracked the creation of a new rulebook on when it is ‘legal’ to use drones for targeted killings. Obama reportedly feared that drones would be abused in a potential new administration after the November elections.
Two anonymous Obama administration officials claimed that explicit rules were being developed to establish clear standards and procedures for when “lethal action is acceptable,” the New York Times reported.
but but... didn't the first article say the technology is cheaper if drone decisions are made independent of human review?
So... as much info as can be collected on people is put into a queriable database (the less they know about you, the closer you are scrutinized) and a computer program decides whether or not you are to be terminated because it's cheaper (aka more profitable) for a computer to decide than to hire a person to evaluate the info. Lovely.