'Drone Swarm' Imagines Autonomous Warfare as a Huge Chore

Forty days after leaving earth, I was asked to commit my first warcrime. The Voohr, a near-hegemonic species whose skin was scaled and whose ships resembled nothing so much as Eldar tanks from Warhammer 40,000, asked me to send drones against a hospital ship belonging to another faction. As I drew the path that sent 32,000 robots to kill the injured, I thought, mostly, “this is tedious."


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/m7aa4p/drone-swarm-review