Opinion – Why robots will be granted a license to kill, in Japan and everywhere else | The Japan Times – John Gelmini

Sergeant Jason Mero describes the capabilities...

Sergeant Jason Mero describes the capabilities of the Special Weapons Observation Remote Direct-Action System at the Washington Auto Show. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Alf brings us an article from the Japan Times, which ponders the question of the ethics of robots being used to kill people.

The implication seems to be that robots will dispatch people without human involvement, and since they are machines nobody can be held accountable. This, at the moment, does not apply because robots are made by humans are controlled by humans, and lack sufficient artificial intelligence to make decisions on their own.

Since the Opium Wars, in which 100 million people died, we have had: 50 million dead from World War; 2,50 million killed in India when Pakistan broke away, largely due to religious infighting, which Lord Mountbatten did little to stop; 66 million killed in the Gulags by Stalin; 10 million Congolese killed by King Leopold of Belgium; the Holocaust which killed 6 million Jews, 1 million gypsies and another 1 million assorted people; the Armenian genocide by Turkey, in which 3 million died,; Rwanda and Cambodia in which a total of 4 million died; plus, of course, the 70 million Chinese dispatched by Chairman Mao the so called “Great Helmsman”. Each of these events were financed and instigated by a small group of people, often based on events which never happened, like the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which became the trigger for the Vietnam War, which for the Americans officially lasted from 1963 to 1976, and in which 1 million people died, 225,000 North Vietnamese were missing in action, 58,000 American soldiers perished and 2,100 ended up missing in action.

In every one of these wars, no robots were used, so with or without them, we clearly have a predisposition towards violence.

The next phase, before the widespread disposition of fighting and storming robots is perhaps the ekoskeleton and the Pentagon’s dream of a liquid metal “Ironman” suit similar to the one depicted in the film of the same name. That still relies on a human but a human with capabilities not available to a normal human.Robots and the Skynet system of automated nuclear warfare, as depicted in the second Terminator film, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, do pose a problem because to make them accountable you would need an override system. The Pentagon allegedly has plans to launch a real live version of Skynet but naturally has not said when or what manual override system they envisage.

The public in the West want to be protected but are not prepared to pay higher taxes for defense, and are too squeamish to demand really robust action against terrorism. Here robots could perhaps be used to provide “boots on the ground”, and thus save the lives of our young fighting men and woman, whilst efficiently and relentlessly dealing with the escalating threats.

Similarly, with drones, other threats to our way of life can be dealt with in areas, where other methods would cause collateral damage.

Thus for me, there is a sound financial and practical case for using robots to remove dangerous threats to our way of life, wherever they may exist.

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John Gelmini

Opinion – Interview with Henry Kissinger on State of Global Politics – SPIEGEL ONLINE – John Gelmini

President Ronald Reagan meeting with Henry Kis...

President Ronald Reagan meeting with Henry Kissinger in the White House residence. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Alf is right to agree with Dr Kissinger about the Ukraine but this article does not fully reflect what Dr Kissinger is really about nor what he has been doing for the past 75 years.

World Wars I & II were allegedly deliberately started as part of a plan to reorder the international order, which was created by General Albert Pike an American Civil War General in the 1800′s.

Pike founded the Palladian rite of Illuminized Freemasonry and the Klu Klux Klan, spoke and wrote 16 different languages and was pardoned by the President after the South was defeated in the American Civil War. He developed a plan to infiltrate the so-called “Blue Degrees ” of Freemasonry(Degrees 1 to 33 of the Scottish Rite and 1 to 9 of the York Rite) and undertake plans and schemes in secret that would only be known to a few initiates.

The plan, embodied in a letter to Guiseppe Mazzini in the mid 1800s, called for three world wars and the establishment of a single religion for the earth. The letter for a very long time was on open display in the British Museum but so many people started to look at it that the museum’s curator decided to remove it.The official line is that it never existed but its text is well known.

Dr Kissinger allegedly knew the people who financed World War II and the people who operated Project Paperclip, which enabled large numbers of former Nazis to escape to America, Argentina and Paraguay. This allegedly included the former SS officer who later became a VP of Textron under a different, Americanized name, and Mengele, who the CIA said could not be found but was tracked down to his home in Paraguay by ABC television reporters in the space of three weeks.

He knew all about the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which we now know from Robert Macnamara never happened and which was used as the trigger for the Vietnam War, in which 1 million people died; 58,000 American soldiers were killed; 225,000 North Vietnamese soldiers were missing in action and 2000 American soldiers and airmen never came back and were deemed “missing in action”.

Dr Kissinger on this basis alone is a “controversial figure” but there are many allegations associated with his name.

He likes to portray himself as an elder statesman working for the good of mankind, whereas in reality he is a man behind the scenes orchestrating events, creating trouble and all the time striving towards a Government for the whole world which at the moment remains the secret dream of 2,500 people and which no-one else wants.

John Gelmini