Thinking war machines.

On Slashdot I found this article:

Fear of Thinking War Machines May Push U.S. To Exascale

Thinking War Machines. As if war with humans who don’t think isn’t bad enough.

“Unlike China and Europe, the U.S. has yet to adopt and fund an exascale development program, and concerns about what that means to U.S. security are growing darker and more dire. If the U.S. falls behind in HPC, the consequences will be ‘in a word, devastating,’ Selmer Bringsford, chair of the Department. of Cognitive Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, said at a U.S. House forum this week.

I’m not quoting more of this crap, if you want the entire article just follow the above link.

‘Devastating.’ Really. Without it you’re already dead, huh? Oh, wait, you’re still alive? That’s so wrong…

Why is there a part of humanity so dead set on self-extinction? Sounds like a good step up after we eliminated all animal species?

Instead of eradicating hunger and poverty (which will cost only a fraction of what’s spent on your average war), there is the “need” for meaner and fiercer war iron. Even if that’s not used at all, which then gets replaced by something even worse.

Honestly, people. I don’t grok this.

Fancy a new terminator yet?

Cost of war versus healthcare. (USA)
War versus hunger. (National Catholic Reporter)
War and Poverty. (Academia.edu)

One thought on “Thinking war machines.”

  1. I sometimes think it’s because there is something lacking either physically or spiritually. Or possibly they have not been raised to realise that there is more to be made in peace than there is to be made through stealing it from other people through violence/war.

    What to do about it, I have no idea. Very sad…

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