• War

    Uncle Sam Doesn’t Want You Anymore

    Source: The Corbett Report September 29, 2018 James Corbett OK, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. Which do you want first? The good news? OK, no problem. You know that old anti-war cliché about “Suppose They Gave A War And No One Came“? Well that slogan might be closer to becoming reality than you think. Exhibit A: This story from Japan Today. “SDF recruiters struggle as applicant pool dries up.” You see, it seems that recruiters are having a tougher time than ever selling Japan’s youth on the glitz and glamour of a career in the nation’s “Self-Defense Force” (aka Japan’s Stealth Army). The country’s infamous plummeting…

  • Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence Experts Warn of ‘Dystopian Future With Robots Flying Around Killing Everybody’

    Chinese students work on the Ares, a humanoid bipedal robot designed to help transform the country into a global leader in artificial intelligence. (AP/Ng Han Guan) Source: Mint Press News July 18, 2018 By Jessica Corbett Thousands of artificial intelligence (AI) experts and developers have signed a pledge vowing to “neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of lethal autonomous weapons,” and imploring governments worldwide to work together to “create a future with strong international norms, regulations, and laws” barring so-called killer robots. More than 160 companies and groups from three dozen countries and 2,400 individuals from 90 countries are backing the pledge, which was developed by the Boston-based…

  • Drones

    “The Future Soldiers” Are Weaponized Drone Battalions

    Source: Activist Post By Nicholas West Since the inception of Activist Post, we have been chronicling the transition from traditional military systems toward a future war matrix of fully autonomous weapons.  Many tech luminaries, universities and robotic weapons experts have called for a moratorium on the development of “killer robots,” or even the outright banning of such systems. A debate has been framed within the United Nations but, as of yet, it’s just talking points awaiting full discussion. Meanwhile, the military industrial complex continues developing, testing and fielding various levels of autonomous systems as though they assume that widespread proliferation is an inevitability. Based on technology developed in Israel, Duke…