“Autonomous weapons”, which could be ready within a decade, pose grave risk to international law, claim activists.
A new global campaign to persuade nations to ban “killer robots” before they reach the production stage is to be launched in the UK by a group of academics, pressure groups and Nobel peace prize laureates.
Robot warfare and autonomous weapons, the next step from unmanned drones, are already being worked on by scientists and will be available within the decade, said Dr Noel Sharkey, a leading robotics and artificial intelligence expert and professor at Sheffield University.
He believes that development of the weapons is taking place in an effectively unregulated environment, with little attention being paid to moral implications and international law.
The Stop the Killer Robots campaign will be launched in April at the House of Commons and includes many of the groups that successfully campaigned to have international action taken against cluster bombs and landmines. They hope to get a similar global treaty against autonomous weapons.
Source: The Guardian.co,uk.
To avoid the coming of the “killer robots”, is like hoping that the nuclear bomb can be-invented.
The human heart is extremely wicked. In his fallen nature, man in a slave of sin, and capable of the most horrendous crimes. Like dropping the nuclear bomb on to cities, and slaughtering hundreds of thousands of innocent civilian’s in a matter of seconds.
If you are “tagged” with an electronic system, the “killer robots” will find you. If you are branded as an enemy of the state, you will surely be brought to silence. Like preachers of the Gospel, who are no “hate criminals”, telling homosexuality is sin and Muhammad a false prophets.
Jesus plainly said that in this World, we would face problems.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Some of his fateful servants will face death and martyrdom. Still gaining everything, and spending eternity inside the Kingdom of Heaven.
Do not be afraid of the “killer robots”. They can surly kill your body, but can not harm your soul. Amen.
Written by Ivar