“Our future is a race between the growing power of technology and the wisdom with which we use it,” he said.
That doesn't mean machines do not change us emotionally and psychologically. The prospect of our machines going Frankenstein frightens, but less so than how we use our machines against each other, specifically in drone warfare, our modern-day equivalent of the robot uprising. These include a false sense of invulnerability, to the challenges of fully mechanized machines.
The option of having totally robotized drones would certainly eliminate any problems involving humans in the command centers. However, it would have another security weakness: these machines would be dependent upon GPS data, which can easily be jammed or manipulated. In the course of a test organized by the American authorities in June 2012, a group of researchers from the University of Texas demonstrated how easily a drone could be brought down in this way. Thanks to an apparatus put together at the cost of a few thousand dollars’ worth of material, “we fooled the UAV into thinking that it was rising straight up.” The drone’s autopilot immediately compensated, sending the drone toward the ground. If no one had intervened, it would have crashed.