[ExI] Our Ageing World

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Sun Aug 14 05:50:43 UTC 2016

On Sat, Aug 13, 2016 at 3:32 PM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> With fewer young men available, robots will have to do the work and
> fight in our wars.

### This is an interesting issue: On one hand there is an increased
likelihood that wars would happen, since with robots only there would be a
lower political and public relations cost to starting them. This is why Mr
Obama's slaughter of thousands achieved by drones seems to have largely
remained under the radar (and the brown people murdered don't have radar to
begin with). On the other hand, older people may be more set in their ways,
and feeling safe enough protected by robots that they would be less
interested in starting wars.

Which one of the tendencies prevails may be difficult to guess now.

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