posted on Dec, 26 2003 @ 10:59 PM
I think it will probably be quite some time before we use "cyborgs" or robots for fighting wars. It would save lots of lives I suppose...but in the
government's eyes it would also be very expensive. Also robots could be programmed to kill, which eliminates the human morality part in battle. No
matter how much you put someone through conditioning to kill your enemy, some simply can not pull the trigger, or will hesitate and be shot.
In the future what would happen to war if two armies of robots blow each other to bits? It wouldn't really accomplish much except throwing money
down the drain. This is a very interesting issue.
This reminds me of a star trek episode that I saw a while ago...there were two warring nations that instead of having actual battles, the two
governments agreed to simulate bombings and battles using computers. The computers would sometimes report bombings and casualties and the location of
the attack, and the corresponding people would be marched off to a gas chamber to die as casualties of war.