[ExI] RES: future of warfare again, was: RE: Forking
Henrique Moraes Machado
cetico.iconoclasta at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 12:20:04 UTC 2012
This is not necessarily a good thing from an evolutionary psychology
perspective. Military psychology has been struggling to train away normal
(likely evolved) inhibitions against hurting other people for a long time.
doing warfare remotely and automated likely gets rid of a lot of
directly - no direct personal connection to the target, various framing
biases in moral cognition (consider the switch vs. the footbridge cases of
trolley problem), plenty of room for diffusion of responsibility and
Like nonlethal weapons it might lower the threshold for engaging in deadly
We've been training our kids and ourselves for battle with videogames for
some time now. When wars become videogames, we'll all be warriors.
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