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The U.S. Navy is reporting that we're doomed. Doomed I say because our military robots will one day turn on us. If I thought there'd be any of us left after the robots became our overlords I could take some solace from saying "I told you so" but we'll all probably be dead, half robot ourselves, or living in Stone Age conditions as slaves to our robot masters. And what's the fun in that?

Autonomous military robots that will fight future wars must be programmed to live by a strict warrior code, or the world risks untold atrocities at their steely hands.

The stark warning — which includes discussion of a "Terminator"-style scenario in which robots turn on their human masters — is part of a hefty report funded by and prepared for the U.S. Navy's high-tech and secretive Office of Naval Research.
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