Anyone think this sounds like SKYNET?

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    Are we all doomed to be over-run by robots? I mean we already have unmanned drones that can carry weapons and attacks, how long before honestly before we have artificial intelligence soldiers? Do you really thing the US government will not make a push for them in the future? I mean, the technology to get them is getting every closer to reality. Yes we can programs them to not harm humans, but has anyone ever had their computer crash or has a virus or worm ever made you computer go crazy. See where I am going.

    Also even if the US government decides not to go with robot soldiers (which is highly unlikely), I doubt China and Russia would do the same (meaning not try to develop robot soldiers).

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    Not all of us.

    Just those 99% of us who have to work for a living.
     
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    Que?
     
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    I think he means that the robots will replace us in our jobs...or assimilate us.

    Resistance is futile.
     
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    That's exactly what I thought when that story first came out.
     
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    Don't worry, the army won't be replaced by robots anytime soon.

    Robots cost $$$. Teenagers are free. You don't even have to recycle them - they go into a landfill.
     
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    You sure about that? Hire a teenager you must pay him/her a salary, health insurance, medical bills, disability and for his/her education. You build a robot you have a robot! If a soldier dies you have to answer to the press and the people, if a robot dies you have no answer to NO ONE!
     
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    well lets say you pay him 40G a year. compare that to $2 Billion that a single B-2 stealth bomber costs. you can buy 50,000 teenagers for a single piece of gear.

    if a teenager gets killed you just say he was a hero. if your state of the art robot falls into a trap set up by a bunch of amateurs armed with 30 year old Russian weapons you have now embarrassed your entire country.
     
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    You see this is why Californian elected arnold for governor, that and 'my governor can kick your governor's ass' T-Shirts.
     
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    Seriously? Technophobes are just as annoying as environuts to me. Read more Asimov and watch less movies. Seriously.
     

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