In reality, the human and the drone inflict the violence as a team. But the moral and emotional burden falls only on the mind of the human controller. Unmanned aircraft with additional autonomy, requiring less human monitoring, could potentially ease those burdens.
A more independent drone could alert its controller for assistance only when it has spotted a likely target. The operator would give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down for the robot to fire a weapon. With only minimal involvement, the human being could avoid feeling fully responsible for the consequences of the strike. Drones are already becoming more autonomous by the day, opening the door for a different emotional dynamic between them and their operators.” —
Seriously? We’re a “City on a Hill” but we don’t want to feel like we killed those guys… our robot did?
Then we talk about the “violence” in video games…
There are so many incongruities here - this is - just insane.