Scary Video Of The Future - AI & Autonomous Weapons Will Change Everything
By PNW StaffNovember 28, 2017
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Imagine a world in which people who hold a certain political ideology could be sought out and summarily executed with surgical precision using autonomous microdrones and with no collateral damage. While this may seem like a great way to eliminate terrorist organizations like ISIS or Al-Qaeda, it could also be used by them to wipe you out.
As the Future of Life Institute points out, autonomous weapons can select and engage targets without human intervention.
They might include, for example, armed quadcopters that can search for and eliminate people meeting certain pre-defined target criteria such as age, sex, ethnicity or even use big data to incorporate a profile that shows religious affiliation, groups you have liked on Facebook, websites you have visited, places you have been or even items you have purchased.
Nothing is truly private and creating a target profile is quite easy - just ask any major advertiser. Thanks to facial recognition technology and the prevalence of surveillance technology there is no place to hide.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has reached a point where the deployment of such systems is — practically if not legally — feasible within years, not decades, and the stakes are high: autonomous weapons have been described as the third revolution in warfare, after gunpowder and nuclear arms.
All the technology to assemble these machines which would carry out autonomous assassination exists right now. However, as far as the public is concerned, it has not yet been implemented to the point we see in the ominous video below which was created by the Future of Life Institute to raise awareness to this encroaching dystopian reality.
We encourage you to watch it to the end for the full impact of what is being presented as a potential future scenario if left unchecked: