Sunday, January 6, 2013

Philosophy Wire: US drones, responsibility, ethics

Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2013-01-06]: A US drone attack has killed at least eight suspected militants in Pakistan's north-western tribal area of South Waziristan. [source: BBC News] But is the attack an attack of the… drone? If the answer looks easy to answer with the remotely-controlled UAVs, what will happen with the totally automated UCAVs in the near future? Technology in the service of humans, as a tool to relieve them of what is known to the civilized world as “responsibility”.

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