The United States Department of Defence (DOD) held a small exhibition to show off the latest killer robots it has built to Congress and media outlets.
Not just anyone who wanted to was allowed to attend, but those who followed the hashtag “#DoDLabDay” on Twitter were able to get a glimpse of the impending robot apocalypse during the exhibition period, which lasted for only a few hours.
The exhibition was said to be a science fair, but for Pentagon officials, it was known as “lab day” — a display of how far the US has advanced in its ability to kill large groups of people in just a few minutes, with the help of these newly built robots.
Does this sound profane to you? Well, that is the reality on the ground.
These robots are not human beings with emotions or sympathy.
They work according to the instructions they have been programmed with and they do that without fail unless there is a mechanical failure or something of that sort.
The Pentagon promised members of Congress that there will be many more killer robots and other advanced technologies, designed to win the wars of the future.
According to the Pentagon, the event showcased innovations from more than 60 Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, medical laboratories and engineering centres across the country.
More than 100 exhibits were featured, including the Army’s High-Energy Laser mobile display, Air Force’s BATMAN high tech head-mounted display — helmet research that protects from and helps heal traumatic brain injuries.
Also, the event hosted the Navy’s MAGIC CARPET enhanced flight controls and Marines’ semi-autonomous FERRET robotic systems.
Exhibits were opened to Members of Congress, STEM-participating high schools, Pentagon employees, media and special guests.
No interviews were granted to the media because according to sources, such military equipment is designed by faceless individual scientists who would never want to be identified.
Future wars are going to be fought without men carrying guns and explosives.
All these will be delegated to machines and because machines are not like human beings, you can rest assured that it is going to be a mass murder of the human race.
Obviously, it is not only the US who is building these military devices and equipment.
Other super-nations are doing the same but we should be careful regarding how we use artificial intelligence (AI) because it is possible for it to turn around and work against us.
Already, Professor Stephen Hawking, one of Britain’s pre-eminent scientists, has said that efforts to create thinking machines pose a threat to our very existence:
“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. It would take off on its own and re-design itself at an ever-increasing rate. Humans, limited by slow biological constructs can’t compete and would be superseded soon.”
We wonder, what’s your take on Hawking’s prophecy? Comments below, please.