Barnabas Truman wrote:
If human lives aren't on the line, they'll still be in the balance.
Also - if a thing thinks, has emotion, can create, etc - is it any different from humans?
I was thinking of remote-controlled mechanized warfare rather than AI-controlled mechanized warfare. Good points, though.
Thanks. However, considering the vulnerabilities inherent in remote-controlled machinery (everything from lightspeed lag to jamming to cracking), and the fact that more and more of our modern-day automated units (UCAV, Predator, Global Hawk) are becoming more and more independant, I doubt that there'll be much development that way.
Unless, of course, we get something like a rogue UCAV taking out all the airliners in some crowded flight zone. That could (would?) change the direction we're apparently heading.