Drone Police & Armies are not so Futuristic


COMMENT: Mr Armstrong,

Your futuristic vision of Robot Armies and Robot Police under the control of corrupt politicians is positively nightmarish—not so much Mad Max,more like the Terminator with lots of Terminators around.
Surely such a future facilitates authoritarianism which you claim you don’t want?


REPLY: This is not so futuristic. This is under development right now. In fact, a group of scientists are coming out and objecting to this very trend. This is not for just Sci-Fi movies. They realize that troops will turn against their masters. Their insurance is to eliminate that wildcard. Google and Uber are already working on cars that drive themselves. It becomes an easy step to then turn that into drone police as well.