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Assuming every country in the world unilaterally agreed that disputes would be settled exclusively with their military robots in an agreed area that was uninhabited by humans.
albatross33 albatross33 31-35, M 10 Answers Feb 20 in Community

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And the Chinese take over because the produce knockoff robots from stolen patents cheaper than anyone else.

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That would be perfect, except the Mongolians string puppets would be annihilated

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But it would not go that way. War is fought for the acquisition or destruction of soft targets. Its like us with our drones. Sure our soldiers dont have to be there but they are still killing pieces. I mean if such an agreement could be made then further agreements would dissolve war as a phenomena entirely. And in game theory such a situation isnt self policing you would need an overlord to keep the rules. And we dont have that.

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everyone is examining ways that this wouldn't work. It is obvious that this scenario is improbable, and unlikely. I am asking, if this was how things were done, how you would feel about it.

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I would suggest that if it could happen, a simple chess match would be more than sufficient.

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only way less awesome

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One country would not follow that agreement and win by directly attacking an inhabited area. The system wouldn't work because it makes the country who doesn't follow it extremely strong.

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I would immediately cut military spending down to zero :)

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Meaning the private sector would be responsible for national defense? hmm..."Introducing the iKillbot, coming this fall to our Nation's defense"

lol

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Who needs national defense when the world unilaterally agreed not to go to war?

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no, no-we have agreed to not use human beings for war; it still exists, only we use robots now.

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Instead of having "fighting" robots, why not have "negotiating" robots? Without ego, successful negotiations and compromise might actually occur.

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Because watching a 50 foot tall English war machine slugging it out with an Ironclad German behemoth with American and Russian robots stepping in is way more awesome than watching a few robots attempting to mimic human conversation.

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I think peace would be cooler than war.

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Is it not peace if humans have stopped fighting and killing one another?

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When destroying each others infrastructure (i.e. robots) fails go garner the desired results, "leaders" will once again resort to destroying people. It's the nature of war.

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Un inHAbited? Then I'd not be here and thus don't care

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Well of course we'd get to watch

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There is always someone that will not adhere to the rules of engagement. But, I do not believe that day is far away.

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I realize this, but to honestly answer the question it's necessary to cast aside our concept of the world we live in and embrace this hypothetical world where this is the norm.

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It would be a spectator sport.

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Someone would be selling tickets.. I'd buy one :)

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The more I think about this, the cooler it sounds in my head

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*nods in agreement* :D

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Wait a few years and find out.

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