Monday, January 18, 2016

Great Minds

Scott Adams notes a picture of a remotely controlled ground vehicle poised over a dead terrorist in Paris and sees the future:

To me, that looks like the future. You have a terrorist losing a fight to a robot inside a fenced zone. Eventually, the so-called Caliphate will become something like the Target Practice for Robots Zone, or TPRZ. The military needs a robot practice zone anyway, so we might as well kill two birds at the same time.

I was writing about that at least as far back as 2006. See here, here, and here.

And given his cartoon in his post, this post seems good to highlight:

For our jihadi foes, this may perhaps add a great theological question for their most fanatical mullahs to ponder. If a jihadi dies at the hands of one of our robots, is he still a martyr and does he still get 72 virgins? Can a 7th century warrior philosophy accept that the equivalent of an industrial accident is a warrior's death?

Although I freely admit that if you give me a decade I still won't be able to draw.