Jun 222011

Is modern warfare becoming a really, really good video game?

First some fiction:
Archetype:  Trailer for an upcoming short film by Aaron Sims – explores the peril of transferring human consciousness to a machine – specifically a warbot – wherein the machine isn’t supposed to remember it’s former mortal self – but then does – and presumably havoc ensues.

And Some Hyper-Real Warfare Video Games – AKA (in a way) U.S. Drone Aircraft:
This piece is part commentary/review of a Japanese robot war video game, and part parable on the current state of robotics in warfare – which is far more advanced and pervasive than most people realize (e.g., there are more than 2,000 warbots in Afghanistan).

Tom Coburn Hates Robots & Science and is Probably a Homo
War 2.0 – A.I. (and robots) to Fight Our Wars
Virtual I/Me/We Continued: Three Robots. Three People.
The Philosophy of Mind and the AI & Robots of Soon
Robot Tekk Weekend Collection