Oh…this won’t turn out good. The Brits have announced that they’re developing a pilotless fighter plane. That’s not particularly shocking but look at the picture of the thing:
Ok, I’m not a huge Battlestar Galactica fan, but this thing looks a little too much like a cylon for me. The thing has a giant red eye for chrissakes! Don’t the engineers know that robotic creatures with red eyes are always evil? Didn’t these guys learn from Cyberdyne Systems? Oh, wait. I guess they couldn’t have learned from them since the robot uprising hasn’t happened yet.
Here’s the boilerplate ‘don’t worry…nothing can go wrong statement’.
The MoD also stressed that all weaponised UAVs were under human control.
“Should such systems enter into service, they will at all times be under the control of highly trained military crews on the ground,” it said in a statement.
Yeah, until the computer system acquires self awareness, disengages the self-destruct system and nukes the nearest megalopolis.