Is it just me or does that thing look like it's got way more provisions for situational awareness than a real manned tank?
Having enough external cameras so that you can effectively look around you unhindered by the physical presence of your vehicle, whilst still under
armor would be a rather helpful feature on a tank, I'd think.
I watch my friends playing call of duty, and I can only wonder, they have these kids trained to never miss a shot, who knows if they go to play an
online campaign if they are not actually controlling some robot in an actual war. I imagine in the future, this is how they will recruit peoples
skills for manning robots, and who knows if they will even tell us about it, they could just pick the people who never let their stats down to
unknowingly control a robot campaign, I only think this because that would eliminate the blame for war crimes, since it would be committed by anyone
who just loves to play a certain video game. You could serve on a tour in iraq from your living room or computer chair!
Now all they need to do is somehow convert the controllers to use the mouse is will give a faster and more accurate response. I always hate playing
games with controller as to a keyboard and mouse pc games.
Think "force multiplier." This is the answer to avoiding the draft when we invade the next country.
Also keep in mind that when a lot of cops start waking up and realizing their on the wrong side, this will be how the police-state is enforced.
Lastly, just because humans are in the loop at the moment doesn't mean they're necessary. All they need to do is come up with a bit of software to
sit in the C+C center. The technology is already available. In fact, its already incorporated it looks like. Just give an override code to authorize
the vehicle to shoot in sight. Take out the "safety" component. Kind of like an assault rifle. Buy one domestically, it's semi-auto. Easy
modification to get it to fire full-auto.
But that doesn't mean the thing will become sentient. As I've said before, AI isn't just a matter of processing power--at worst, this will become
an enforcer for whoever controls it. By the time we can make a viable soldier out of an autonomous AI... well, by the time we can mass-produce viable
AIs, period, the world will be turning on its head.
Why would they paint the armored vehicle that color and clearly draw attention to where the cameras are? Wouldn't that make it easier for the enemy
to target and disable its "eyes?" The thing should be black.
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