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Of Course the Pentagon Is Pursuing Autonomous Killer Robots

• https://original.antiwar.com, by Dave Foster

Suppose you knew that I was manufacturing gun powder. And rifle barrels, trigger mechanisms, and sighting equipment. And I was open about this, not trying to hide my activities and projects from anyone. Indeed, I am absolutely unapologetic about my activities. Suppose that I claimed that I was not planning on making rifles and ammunition, just components, and even if I was, these rifles wouldn't be used to shoot anything, and certainly not to kill anything or anyone. To be clear, I'd reinforce, that even if fully functioning rifles and ammunition were in fact assembled from these parts that I was making, the rifles would just sit in a case and I would never allow them to be used. I'd make some comments about how rifles and ammunition weren't really very useful when assembled anyway – that wasn't the goal – and that the component parts were really more valuable, and also innocuous.

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