Tuesday, July 31, 2007

This Can't Possibly End Well.

This is a Bad IdeaTM. Mark my words...

Wait, did you think I meant the 63 billion dollar arms sale? I'm guessing that won't end well either. At this point, their plan can be summarized as follows:

Bush Plan For Mid-East Peace

1. Destabilize volatile, resource rich, strategically important region.

2. Get ass kicked by determined but poorly armed insurgency.

3. Give high-tech weaponry to everyone, including those governments suspected of acting against us.

4. [Scene Missing]

5. Whew! That was a miraculous escape!

6. Peace.

This is not, in my opinion, a plan with a great likelihood of success, but it is still not as stupid as autonomous military robots.

According to the planners, "Something that is completely autonomous - you just launch it; it goes off, does its own thing and comes back and says unequivocally X, Y and Z are targets - would score maximum points."

Yes. Because because our record of unequivocally identifying targets is so good. Obviously, our algorithm is so foolproof that we can hand it over to a robot to execute without any kind of guidance.


vikkitikkitavi said...

I've been wanting to post about this ridiculous new "bribe them with weapons" plan for a few days, but just haven't figured out my angle yet.

And robots. Robots. Are you kidding me?

deadspot said...

I think it should be obvious to anyone that the last thing the region needs is more weapons, but somehow that's the best solution these idiots can come up with. Unbelievable.

How big a jump do you think it will take to go from "let the robot go find the 'bad guys'" to "let the robot go shoot the 'bad guys'"? Combine that with our constant state of denial about civilian casualties, and you have a recipe for disaster.

Hey! Speaking of recipes and disasters, Top Chef is on tonight.