All hail our robot overlords
in Death machines
Abstract only
Log-in for full text

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

manchesterhive requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals - to see content that you/your institution should have access to, please log in through your library system or with your personal username and password.

If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/extracts and download selected front and end matter. 

Institutions can purchase access to individual titles; please contact manchesterhive@manchester.ac.uk for pricing options.

ACCESS TOKENS

If you have an access token for this content, you can redeem this via the link below:

Redeem token

This chapter focuses on the ethical implications of political violence in the context of recent developments in military robotics. It argues that the biopolitical underpinnings of killer robots institute a hierarchical relationship between man and machine, whereby machine technologies become necessary means of improving and protecting human life. The chapter begins by showing how contemporary military practices conceive of human life in and as code. It then uses a series of examples to illustrate how in this context, algorithmic modes of analysis represent a novel ideology in which human life is measured in and against machine standards of capacity, functionality, and performance. Finally, it argues that the resulting appearance of the human as a ‘weak link’ in contemporary warfare serves to further advance the legitimation and deployment of new violent technologies.

Death machines

The ethics of violent technologies

INFORMATION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
METRICS

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 158 61 22
Full Text Views 33 14 0
PDF Downloads 6 2 0
RELATED CONTENT