WHAT THE FUCK IS THE IMPLICATION OF THIS??
It seems to be a way for industrialized nations to patrol the third world by using autonomous, armed robots. Are they saying that the people of the third world are unable of policing themselves? What are the goals of “helping the police”? Who are “they” working for?
Considering the significant popular uprisings being suppressed by police in Oaxaca, Mexico.
And the Bush administration’s threat of sanctions against Nicaragua following their recent election…
Is the answer really to arm robots which essentially will just serve the intentions of the established authority regardless of the intentions of the people’s demonstrations? Only persons who have the capacity to understand that a perceived threat might be better solved through rationalization and discussion and understanding rather than through suppression with weaponry is going to be able to make a clear decision as to whether they are acting morally or immorally before they pull the trigger.
This isn’t just some scary big brother shit this is Nazi-robotics.