Non-Proliferation of Robotic Weapons

Yesterday Boston Dynamics posted a video of their humanoid robot Atlas jumping before doing a backflip.

This made me think of the next generation of weapons of mass destruction.

While Uranium is hard to acquire, transport, and enrich, the new weapons of mass destruction will be made of silicon.

Their software will be available on GitHub for any nation or terrorism group to fork their own. The defense against them will be remote people trying to hack into them.

This will also minize the gap between nations. Instead of having to build your own arsenal of robots, it will be easier to just hack into your adversaries’ robots and make them attack their makers.

Interesting times ahead.