Friday, April 1, 2022

Are humans needed?

How does it feel to sit in a fighter pilot's seat and getting pinged by enemy radar signals? I'm thinking wet pants are not very far away..

These days folks inside flying, rolling or floating fighting machines are increasingly becoming sardines inside metal cans waiting to be dispatched to Kingdom Come by some kind of missile.

That is certainly true of young Russian boys inside their tanks in Ukraine. They likely joined up thinking they would be Knights in Rolling Armour, imposing their will on the enemy.

So, with smarter and smarter AI units coming into service at all levels of society, what is the point of sending people to their deaths in a military offensive?

Ultimately, the winner(s) and losers(s) of military campaigns will be selected by the performance and volume of AI directed fighting machines and their ability to terrorize the humans that control them.

And, at the end of the day, will the AIs ask themselves: "Do we really need humans?"

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