In a letter to the organisation, artificial intelligence (AI) leaders, including billionaire Elon Musk, warn of “a third revolution in warfare”.
The letter says “lethal autonomous” technology is a “Pandora’s box”, adding that time is of the essence.
“Once developed, they will permit armed conflict to be fought at a scale greater than ever, and at timescales faster than humans can comprehend,” the letter says.
Opinion: As technology advances, many prophecies are becoming reality. High profile financial experts like Larry Summers of Obama administration/Harvard University are promoting a cashless society and cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin), while embedded microchips are in the news lately bringing the mark of the beast (Rev. 13:16-17) into focus.
Elon Musk, the Tesla automobile superstar, has made no secret of his fear of killer robots, which makes me wonder if Elon has stumbled onto a possible answer to the image of the beast found in the two verses before 16-17:
“And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.” Rev. 13:14-15.
The image is mentioned again in Revelation 14:9-11, 15:2, 16:2, 19:20 and 20:4 which means we need to pay attention.
The image has given Bible teachers much to debate about for the last 2000 years. One theory is that Satan gives life to the beast, but only God can create/resurrect life. Other theories suggest that the beast only appears to be talking and breathing, giving the impression of life.
There is no shortage of manufacturers building life-like robots to function in every day life, including companion robots for all kinds of personal relationships.
How big a stretch then is John’s image of a robot?