Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): The face of war is all set to transform, with American armed robots predicted to patrol on the battle ground in a matter of few years, killing without any remorse.
According to a report in the Washington Post, this advancement in American military prowess is a fact that comes under Moore's law.
Gordon Moore, a co-founder of Intel, noticed nearly half a century ago that computing power seemed to be doubling about every two years.
The rapid emergence of the armed unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) that roam over Pakistan is considered by experts to be a sequel to Moore's Law.
Technological advancements include onboard computers becoming far more powerful, so automatic pilots became far more competent.
Also, signal processors became more sophisticated, facilitating collection and processing of more interesting intelligence.
Global Positioning System receivers shrank and could be economically employed on small robotic aircraft. Precision-guided munitions could deliver lethal firepower.
Now, the Army stands on the threshold of one of the greatest transformations in war-fighting history, on the short list with steel and gunpowder.
The Future Combat Systems program is aimed at developing an array of new vehicles and systems - including armed robots.
Though the robots of past science fiction were governed by Isaac Asimov's three Laws, which precluded bringing harm to humans, the real robots of the future will be different.
Within a decade, the Army will field armed robots with intellects that possess, as H.G. Wells put it, "minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic."
In short, the robot soldiers of the future will be utterly without remorse or pity when confronting the enemy.
According to the report, armed robots will all be snipers.
They will aim with inhuman precision and fire without human hesitation. Commanders will order them onto battlefields that would mean certain death for humans.
No human army could withstand such an onslaught. Such an adversary would present the enemy with the simple choice of martyrdom or flight.
These stone cold robot killers will not need bonuses to enlist or housing for their families or expensive training ranges or retirement payments. (ANI)