Re: armed robots

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sat Feb 24 2001 - 12:05:04 MST

Spike Jones wrote:
> Pretty
> soon every nation has a collection of stunningly expensive hardware,
> and war becomes economically disasterous for both sides, and eventually
> no more bodily fluids are shed on the field of battle, neither blood nor
> motor oil. This is my vision of the future of warfare. spike

I wonder what happens when the current generation of droids becomes
obsolete? What happens to the vast army of droids that, oops, use a P3
instead of a P4? It'll be awfully embarassing for an alpha to just write
off the investment, especially if there's some littler nation around that,
gosh-darn it, hasn't been able to afford *any* P4 droids yet...

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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