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Why cyberattacks could be war crimes. The US spends more on defence than all of these countries combined. President Trump has announced plans to increase the US defense budget in 2018 by $54 billion dollars in order to "rebuild the depleted military of the United States of America at a time we most need it".

The US spends more on defence than all of these countries combined

Some have said that this figure is misleading and the actual increase is ‘only’ $18 billion. Whatever the final amount, the increase will take the US even further ahead of the rest of the world in terms of outright military spending. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, in 2015 US defense spending outstripped that of China, Russia, UK, France, Japan, Saudi Arabia and India combined. Image: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute When it comes to spending as a share of GDP, the United States' huge output naturally brings it down the rankings.

Are we heading for nuclear war? This is what game theory tells us. A man watches a news program showing photos published in North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper of North Korea's “Pukguksong-2" missile launch at Seoul Railway station in Seoul.

Are we heading for nuclear war? This is what game theory tells us

(Ahn Young-joon/AP) “Are we headed for a nuclear war?” It’s the question hanging over, well, basically everyone these days, as North Korea flaunts new developments in its nuclear weapons program, threatening the United States, and President Trump promises “fire and fury” in response. Those tensions seem to be easing as of Wednesday, when Trump wrote on Twitter that "Kim Jong Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision," possibly referencing a seeming pause in Pyongyang's anti-U.S. threats. But the episode remains frightening, and it's all the more so because making predictions about nuclear war is deeply difficult.

From Sci-Fi to Reality: The Future of Warfare. Science Fiction Futures.

From Sci-Fi to Reality: The Future of Warfare

The trillion dollar question nobody is asking the presidential candidates. By Frank Wilczek, Max Tegmark/The Conversation As it seeks to modernize its nuclear arsenal, the United States faces a big choice, one which Barack Obama should ponder before his upcoming Hiroshima speech.

The trillion dollar question nobody is asking the presidential candidates

Should we spend a trillion dollars to replace each of our thousands of nuclear warheads with a more sophisticated substitute attached to a more lethal delivery system? Or should we keep only enough nuclear weapons needed for a devastatingly effective deterrence against any nuclear aggressor, investing the money saved into other means of making our nation more secure? The first option would allow us to initiate and wage nuclear war. Clear and present danger to your life as of now from cyberblitzkrieg. Full restoration of electric power could take months to years following a well-planned, well-executed terrorist attack on large transformers like these in Melbourne, according to the National Academy of Sciences (credit: Allalone89/public domain)

Clear and present danger to your life as of now from cyberblitzkrieg

War! Who is it good for?

A Future Without War. Ultimate attribution error. The ultimate attribution error is a group-level attribution error that offers an explanation for how one person views different causes of negative and positive behavior in ingroup and outgroup members.[1] Ultimate attribution error is the tendency to internally attribute negative outgroup and positive ingroup behaviour and to externally attribute positive outgroup and negative ingroup behaviour.

Ultimate attribution error

So in other words, ultimate attribution error arises as a way to explain an outgroup's negative behaviour as flaws in their personality, and to explain an outgroup's positive behaviour as a result of chance or circumstance. It is also the belief that positive acts performed by ingroup members are as a result of their personality, whereas, if an ingroup member behaves negatively (which is believed to be rare), it is a result of situational factors.[2] Overview[edit] China is Preparing for Mind Controlled Robotic Warefare - Futurism. Terminator Robots to Take Over the Battlefield by 2023? Nicholas WestActivist Post The U.S. military's pursuit of killer robots continues to make the news, despite the concerns of major international human rights groups who have launched a campaign to stop the runaway development of robots for war.

Terminator Robots to Take Over the Battlefield by 2023?

Cambridge University has even launched a "Terminator" study program known officially as the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. Nevertheless, the military-industrial complex and their partners in the Congressional "drone caucus" are reaping big profits from machine warfare. Simultaneously, the global economy is becoming increasingly robotized, with some experts predicting that humans will be completely outsourced to robots by 2045. Additionally, there is an overarching move toward humanoid robots with a goal to establish an emotional connection that current studies reveal is still lacking among the general population. Robots with machine guns: U.S. Army sees latest gear. DARPA Building Real Life Terminators Military Robots. That's Impossible: Real Terminators. America Building Robots Army for Future 720p HD Discovery & Documentary HD.

Terminator Weaponry - Future Weapons. U.S. Air Force developing terrifying swarms of tiny unmanned drones that can hover, crawl and even kill targets. Air Vehicles Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, is already developing prototypes of tiny drones that can hoverThe Micro Air Vehicles will work in swarms to provide complex surveillance of a battlefieldThey can also be armed with incapacitating chemicals, combustible payloads or even explosives 'for precision targeting capability' By Michael Zennie Published: 00:11 GMT, 20 February 2013 | Updated: 18:25 GMT, 20 February 2013 The U.S.

U.S. Air Force developing terrifying swarms of tiny unmanned drones that can hover, crawl and even kill targets

The Navy is Preparing To Launch Swarm Bots Out of Cannons. The U.S.

The Navy is Preparing To Launch Swarm Bots Out of Cannons

Rise of the Drones. Rise of the Drones PBS Airdate: January 23, 2013 NARRATOR: Drones: these aerial robots are replacing manned planes; they're revolutionizing warfare by allowing us to see and kill from half a world away, and they're making science fiction a reality.

Rise of the Drones

Now, with unprecedented access to drone scientists, engineers and pilots,… Master arm… NARRATOR: …NOVA reveals the technologies that make drones so powerful and the breakthroughs that are leading us into the future. Terminator-Like "Smart Liquid Metal" May Be The First Step In A New Arms Race. DARPA’s new cheap robot is capable of changing apparent shape, color, temperature and more. By End the Lie In nature, some organisms use bioluminescence to communicate.

DARPA’s soft robot achieves the same glowing effect by pumping chemiluminescent solutions through channels in the robot’s color layer. (Image credit: DARPA) It seems that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has taken a major step forward in creating an astoundingly cheap and quite small robot that “can change the color, contrast, pattern, apparent shape, luminescence, and surface temperature of soft machines for camouflage and display,” according to a report published in Science.

New 2014 DARPA Building Real Life Terminators Military Robots Documentary & Discovery HD. New 2013 DARPA Building Real Life Terminators Military Robots. DARPA's Self Steering Bullet Hits the Target Every Time. EXACTO Demonstrates First-Ever Guided .50-Caliber Bullets. Fire and Forget: DARPA successfully tests revolutionary self-guiding bullet (VIDEO) GPS bullets are latest weapon for American police.

29 October 2013Last updated at 12:35 ET. US DoD report: Preparing for war in the robotic age. A recently released US Department of Defense report, DTP 106: Policy Challenges of Accelerating Technological Change, sets out the potential benefits and concerns of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and associated technologies (as well as advances in information and communications technologies (ICT) and cognitive science, big data, cloud computing, energy and nanotechnologies). The Changing and Terrifying Nature of the New Cyber-Warfare.

On the hidden battlefields of history’s first known cyber-war, the casualties are piling up. In the U.S., many banks have been hit, and the telecommunications industry seriously damaged, likely in retaliation for several major attacks on Iran. Washington and Tehran are ramping up their cyber-arsenals, built on a black-market digital arms bazaar, enmeshing such high-tech giants as Microsoft, Google, and Apple. U.S Military's Robot Soldiers by Boston Dynamics BIGDOG Robot. BigDog Weaponized. U.S Army's Cheetah Robot 18mph. Real-life Iron Man armor to be ready by June – US admiral. DARPA seeks high-tech alternatives to armor. DARPA wants to hide naval assets on the sea bottom. USS Zumwalt. DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA - BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGIES FOR NATIONAL SECURITY. 10 Cool DARPA Projects In Development. These breakthrough technologies address a range of military challenges, from mental disorders to battlefield safety. 1 of 11 Brain implants, military robots, and more The experimental projects of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) often bring to mind the tech found in some sci-fi movies: robots, brain chips, self-patching defense systems.

15 incredible military technologies.