richard tarantula writes: A robot last week made the first steps towards becoming truly autonomous. Inquiring minds want to know: When will the machines rise up and kill us all? io9.com interviews P.W. Singer, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute and consultant to the Pentagon. His book, "Wired for War" is reviewed here. From the review: "What would happen if a military force could field an army of robots? Singer notes the scary possibility that in today's media-rich environment, there is the possibility that people will go to war because there are few immediate consequences." P.S. He hates Ewoks.