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Autonomous Killing Machines: The Future of Warfare?
As a side product of military research, citizens can benefit from advanced technologies (AKM technologies) developed by the military in everyday life.
By building human-understandable
from a robot's perceptions and actions communication with other robots will be improved.
There are already small versions of drones purchasable for everyone. Although not autonomously working yet, they are great for taking pictures and videos.
Autonomous delivery devices have the potential to revolutionize the whole logistic sector.
are already a huge benefit in the household. These machines could benefit from the military's new developments/ technologies for AKM's.
History has shown how technology originally developed for the military can ultimately be of great use in civilian life. Examples are
It is not necessary to develop killing-machines for military use in order to benefit from advanced technologies later on. Advanced technologies with non-violent features can be build independent of any military context.
Advances in civilian research and production will profit the military rather than the other way round.
As the Japanese are most advanced in robotics the spill over effects of robotic research would benefit their economy and thus distract resources from the West.