Space travel is the most exciting adventure for humanity, but in an irony of history we may stop ourselves from going into space the more we do it. With every rocket launched we are creating a deadly trap for mankind.
Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell. Fuck the sky...
If Barthes can forgive me, “What the public wants is the image of passion Justice, not passion Justice itself.”
The China-wide project using products made by Hikvision and other smaller technology companies is called Skynet – the same name as the malignant Artificial Intelligence system bent on destroying humanity in the Terminator films.
And while Hikvision tells customers Skynet is an anti-crime initiative, government policy documents declare that its primary aim is to prevent public protests and 'find and control hostile forces' threatening China's repressive one-party state...
..'You can be watched anywhere you go in Hangzhou,' the company official told us, adding that the G20 was used to test the efficiency of the latest Skynet systems. 'It was like an experiment,' he said.
The Chinese government's bid to expand Skynet reflects its paranoid determination to wipe out any opposition to the Communist Party as its economy stutters. A government document on Skynet issued in 2005 stated that its main aim was not to prevent normal crime but to maintain 'social stability… find out and control hostile forces' and to 'prevent mass disturbances in public areas'.
US Navy robot submarine would be able to kill without human control Technology 8 March 2020 By David Hambling
Boeing Orca submarine Boeing’s submarine could be equipped with an AI
The US Navy is quietly developing armed robot submarines controlled by onboard artificial intelligence. The vessels could potentially kill without explicit human control.
The Office of Naval Research is carrying out the project, known as CLAWS, which it describes in budget documents as an autonomous undersea weapon system for clandestine use. CLAWS will “increase mission areas into kinetic effects”, say the documents – military-speak for destroying things.
In particular, CLAWS will equip robot submarines with sensors and algorithms to carry out complex missions on their own, such as evading anti-submarine …