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).
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June 22, 2011 AI, Artificial Intelligence, Future Already Very Pending, Human Augmentation, Japan 日本 Tekk, Multimedia, Robot, Robots in Space, Technology & Politics, Technology Law, WarBots