Chances are, fully autonomous weaponry will become widespread.
It’s a loathsome thought but fully autonomous weapons escalation is no different to nuclear weapons escalation. If the other side develops them and you don’t, then you’re probably going to be in trouble soon enough. Much as we would love to think otherwise. This highly researched, balanced book spells it all out. The game-changer will be the eventual development of artificial general intelligence. At that point, appeals to the innate moral superiority of humans look thin. The book ends with the question whether fully autonomous weaponry is inevitable whatever the arguments against. I fear so.
Link to book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Army-None-Autonomous-Weapons-Future/dp/0393356582/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=army+of+none&qid=1600091984&s=books&sr=1-1
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