Interesting Fact - Warfare

According to Britain's MoD (Ministry of Defence) by 2024 armies will have been replaced by robots.

(They are already commonly used in reconnaissance and bomb-disposal, but their use in combat (without any human control mechanism) raises tricky questions.

The MoD argues that if a drone's control system takes appropriate account of the law on armed conflicts (basically military necessity, humanity, proportionality and the ability to distinguish between military targets and civilians), then an autonomous strike could meet legal norms.)

What a shame they haven't read the 3 laws of robotics:-

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Isaac Asimov