posted on Jan, 18 2003 @ 06:21 AM
However, I think that the thing to watch would be who will be *programming* these soulless mechs-o-death? What criteria will these programmers be
given to program those 'bots on issues such as "amount of civilian deaths accetable or not" & "Which types of constructions will be considered as
viable targets". Personally, I pity those who hear such news & immediately start thinking about similar games & cartoons...The real-world mecha
battlefield isn't going to be anything like they portray in animae cartoons or manga comics.
A machine is only as smart as its programmer & a person who spends most of his time at a keyboard isn't likely to understand how to organize a
program that will be dealing with the real world. For example, even if the 'bot is programmed with a list of enemy military units, how would the
'bot react when those units start using unconventional weaponry & seek to hide behind the populations of innnocent people (as some military units do
now)? How could such a programmer foresee *every* type of battlefield situation so that he could "instruct" the 'bot on how to handle those
Can we say, "Loose Cannon? I knew you could!"
[Edited on 18-1-2003 by MidnightDStroyer]