Re: armed robots

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Sat Feb 24 2001 - 18:14:02 MST

From: "Spike Jones" <>
> ...they learn to put
> aside meaningless tribal conflicts, to extend the olive branch
> to their neighbors, to join together as entities which do not
> wage war on each other, a bit like the 50 united states.

Yeah, they're doing that all right... Arab nations are uniting behind
Saddam Hussein.
Armed robots might not deter their new alliance, with its
biological/chemical weapons of mass annihilation and terrorist subversion.
Anyway, after seeing the new US Army on 60 Minutes II, the infantry
equipped with wearable heads up computers, GPS, Windows 2000, wireless
networking, and all the attendant bells and whistles, droids are going to
have to be P60s (in the progression of P2, P3, P4, etc.) to be
competitive. It comes to the same thing you advocate... just a little more
meat in the equation.

> They join together, if for no other reason, to survive economically
> and escape abject slavery to those nations that build droids.
> And if that doesnt work, we simply raise the price until it does.
> This is my techno-dove vision of the future. spike

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