I am a big fan of Google generally. I think Gmail is a fantastic product, same for Google Earth, Google Translate, and many other programs I use all the time. Not to mention the search engine which continues to lead the pack. But the thought of Google partnering with the US military to create an army of “terminator-like” robot warriors (with taxpayer funds of course) should be of concern to just about everyone. At least it is for me.
And it’s here already. Check out this video of the ATLAS robot from Boston Dynamics, a company which Google just acquired.
(From The Daily Caller)
In summation, the accumulating evidence indicates that the U.S. military is on path to become Google’s single largest customer.
Page’s strategic positioning of Google’s biggest investments to strongly align with future U.S. military needs is no coincidence. It is likely tacit confirmation of a much stronger relationship than Google has acknowledged to date.
Page’s creeping militarization of Google will increasingly become problematic for the privacy of Google’s foreign users, which generate over half of Google’s revenues. While U.S. law purportedly prevents the NSA from surveilling Americans without a warrant, the NSA’s official mandate is to surveil foreign signals intelligence.
In short, Google’s creeping militarization means Big Brother Inc. aspires to work more closely with Big Brother government.