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Should the creation of Military Robots be allowed?

Posted Sep 9, '12 at 8:36pm

SubZero007

SubZero007

401 posts

This thread is like asking: Should we save people's lives by putting a robot in the field, or should we ban something that could bring somebody's mom or dad back home?

 

Posted Sep 9, '12 at 8:50pm

314d1

314d1

3,510 posts

What if Russia and all the other superpowers create this technology (more advanced robots), and soon the terrorists get their hands on it? That is a bad sign to everyone. Look what happened in the Cold War!!

Er, what was that about the cold war?

Anyway, it is unlikely that they can get a hold of the technology intact enough to figure out how it works, and if they did it wouldn't be that bad. It would be far worse for them to get their hands on nuclear weapons.

 

Posted Sep 9, '12 at 10:10pm

shock457

shock457

470 posts

Biological weapons are weapons with bio extinct in the weapon. Some weapons can carry Smallpox, Influenza, Swine Flu, certain types of plague, and many other contagious diseases.

There is a chance that America will win in a Biological Warfare, but Russia will obviously win a nuclear war.

Back to the topic of robots. Robots having nuclear weapons is bad, but who would do such a thing!!!

 

Posted Sep 9, '12 at 10:39pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,236 posts

This thread is like asking: Should we save people's lives by putting a robot in the field, or should we ban something that could bring somebody's mom or dad back home?

Or should we put robots on the field so that we'd have more of a reason to just right out start a war?

With robots fighting instead of humans, the death factor is taken out of war, and that factor is what makes a majority of people not want to take part in wars. Without a chance of human fatalities, people would be a lot more prone to approve of a war.

"Why not conquer that country? I know they are perfectly happy with their way of living and ideals, but when we force upon them our way of living and ideals they will learn to love it and be much more happy"

 

Posted Sep 9, '12 at 10:41pm

wolf1991

wolf1991

3,061 posts

Biological weapons are weapons with bio extinct in the weapon. Some weapons can carry Smallpox, Influenza, Swine Flu, certain types of plague, and many other contagious diseases.

There is a chance that America will win in a Biological Warfare, but Russia will obviously win a nuclear war.

Back to the topic of robots. Robots having nuclear weapons is bad, but who would do such a thing!!!

Either English is not your native tongue, or you do not know how to string together ideas coherently.

To address the topic of nuclear and biological warfare. By the terms of the Geneva Convention, biological warfare is considered a war crime, and any nation that uses such weapons would bring about the ire of nearly every sane country on this planet. As for nuclear war, no one would win.

Robots are far safer to wage war with than the lives of human beings. Your worries over terrorists and nuclear robots seems to be nothing more than fear mongering.

 

Posted Sep 9, '12 at 10:45pm

wolf1991

wolf1991

3,061 posts

With robots fighting instead of humans, the death factor is taken out of war, and that factor is what makes a majority of people not want to take part in wars. Without a chance of human fatalities, people would be a lot more prone to approve of a war.

Incorrect. With robots in a war one would have to look at civilian casualties, which are considered far graver losses than that of soldiers.

No one readily approves war without some sort of provocation. At least, no country with a sound and stable government.

"Why not conquer that country? I know they are perfectly happy with their way of living and ideals, but when we force upon them our way of living and ideals they will learn to love it and be much more happy"

Explain this please.

 

Posted Sep 9, '12 at 10:47pm

314d1

314d1

3,510 posts

Or should we put robots on the field so that we'd have more of a reason to just right out start a war?

With robots fighting instead of humans, the death factor is taken out of war, and that factor is what makes a majority of people not want to take part in wars. Without a chance of human fatalities, people would be a lot more prone to approve of a war.

"Why not conquer that country? I know they are perfectly happy with their way of living and ideals, but when we force upon them our way of living and ideals they will learn to love it and be much more happy"

If it takes death out of war...Then what is so bad about war?

 

Posted Sep 9, '12 at 10:51pm

shock457

shock457

470 posts

Earth is starting to get overpopulated. People need to die (I'm not being cruel) or else it is the end for us...

 

Posted Sep 10, '12 at 12:04am

Jacen96

Jacen96

2,155 posts

Personally, I think the terminator scenario IS likely. If you give a supercomputer control over all your weapons and ask it to defend the country, then it will eliminate any and all threats to its safety with its cold and logical mind. BOTTOM LINE: Don't give robots any control of huge sort, keep it as drones.

p.s. although drones are safer, their is still the chance of somebody taking them over and using them against us.

 

Posted Sep 10, '12 at 12:40am

314d1

314d1

3,510 posts

Earth is starting to get overpopulated. People need to die (I'm not being cruel) or else it is the end for us...

You are actually being cruel. Why would people need to die, exactly? Especially if we had advanced in technology enough for all our wars to be fought be robots, there are plenty alternatives to murder.

Personally, I think the terminator scenario IS likely. If you give a supercomputer control over all your weapons and ask it to defend the country, then it will eliminate any and all threats to its safety with its cold and logical mind. BOTTOM LINE: Don't give robots any control of huge sort, keep it as drones

It sounds like you have been watching too much TV. Why would that happen, exactly?

p.s. although drones are safer, their is still the chance of somebody taking them over and using them against us.

...No...Not really....

 
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