United Nations: Okay, WTF Is Going On Here?


Evil Robotics, myth or reality? Well, the tide of growing concern rises. On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 The United Nations held its first multinational convention on "lethal autonomous weapons systems".

How this has taken so long to come about, we cannot imagine. We would say it is well behind the curve. Upside? At least the venerable body has been willing to put down its tumblers of 20 year scotch and japanese steak knives to at least sit down and have a little confab about the end of the world as we know it.

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" Has the age of the Robocop and Terminator arrived? The U.N. thinks it might be around the corner [ ERN - Whaaaat!? two hour lunch break? Oooooooh, Aristo-Bureaucrats; really, just too cheeky ]...

On Tuesday, the world body holds its first-ever multinational convention on 'lethal autonomous weapons systems.'

While fully autonomous weapons don’t really exist yet, some attendees at the convention—like the coalition of non-governmental organizations calling itself the 'Campaign to Stop Killer Robots' —will argue that technology is moving fast in the direction of creating them. South Korea, for example, already deploys semi-autonomous machine-gun robots outside its demilitarized zone with North Korea. The Israeli Defense Forces also operates similar robotic guns on several of its borders. "

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