I tired of talking about religion related stuff, lets talk about robots. and war.
Please read for background, we are not talking about terminators here
The steady march of technological development has made the possibility of unmanned weapon systems capable of making kill decisions with little or no human supervision a very real near future possibility, in years rather than decades.
LAWs ( Lethal Autonomous Weapons) refers to a specific type of weapon that can independently search for targets and make kill decisions without a direct human operator. This does not apply to guided missiles or bombs that find targets prior to launch, however "smart bombs" that identify targets post deployment do.
Almost every part of the modern smart phone was developed for military use. The camera was made for spy satellites, the microprocessor was for guided missiles, and the internet for secure communications, Lithium ion battery for portable electronics, and GPS was by the Navy. If we extrapolate these trends, then development of such systems for military use will have eventual civilian benefits.
Governments and private industries around the world are currently working on development of these systems for military use, but many have raise concerns about the ethical use of such weapons. Some are even calling for the complete banning of these systems and a global halt in their research and development.
Regardless of how likely it is that governments succeed or their opponents successfully stop them, I would argue that the technological advancements from such systems can only be a long term positive for humanity.
At some point in the distant past, the universe went through a phase of cosmic inflation, Stars formed, planets coalesced, and on at least one of them life took root and developed into the human race, who conquered fire, built societies and developed technology .
All of that so we can argue about nothing.