This is a very good roundup on the effect of drones and the increased robotisation of warfare from documentary series Fault Lines. If you have 20 minutes over lunch, it’s a must-watch.
Narrated by Josh Rushing, a 14-year ex-US Marine veteran and co-host of the program, it talks through the effect of America’s 7000 drones and 12,000 ground robots in the way the US military fight war. But it goes beyond that, showing how drones are being used by other countries as well, how things may scalate in the future, and how the industry is going mostly unchecked, with great implications for the future of Human Rights.
At last, someone actually took Terminator seriously. [Al Jazeera]