Topic of war is a sticky subject, because of the devastating depth of cruelty, bloody-murderous results of war, and the merciless, criminal acts occurring without the punishment justification. If we carefully observe the history of war, it’s saddening to know that there have never been a period without war. There’s always a constant rage against one another whether in forms of catastrophe, homicide, or even genocide. As for the future, we will never know what the future holds for us, but one thing is for sure; there will never be a period without war. And, as dark and depressing this might sound, there will never be a period of peace. But we hope someday that the word of peace may arise within us, and may peace wash away the fatal war.
As an optimist, I am writing this research paper to, someday find peace, and a world without war and violence. At this rate of technology advancement, war will never be the same as it has been a decade ago. And, in a decade later, we will find war as something casual and mundane. There will be no celebration for winning the war, or time for mourning, for a new war will inevitably creep us back into inhuman war. War will change the way we think about violence, and technology. In a next decade or so, drones will replace soldiers, and soldiers will no longer need to put their life on the line for our freedom. Nor will the “new” soldiers, also known as drones, will replace the concept of death. Eventually, the concept of war in connection with casualty will decrease; only death we would find are machine malfunction, and in the end, supply and demand would take over. If we need more drones and robots, because they were damaged in a war, they will create more robots to meet the demands. In the end, war becomes a game, and a video game fantasy turning into reality.
One thing for sure, I definitely want to show the dark effects of robotic technology on U.S. soldiers by comparing past and present military operations and how they have used soldiers in wars. Even though robotic technology advancement is proven to improve efficiency and proficiency of military operations, the rate at which technology is advancing, is in reality, a catalyst in producing human robot soldiers.
Through my research paper, I wish to make a statement to the audience (to inform my audience), that not all technology advancement will benefit humanity, especially in focus with military technology advancement. My argument will lean towards the diagnosis of the problem, and emphasizing the wrong path military technology is changing the concept and definition of an individual soldier. Diagnosis: how much technology advancement has changed American soldiers, and how in the future, it will impact soldier’s emotions, empathy, and their will to serve our country. And, to prove my argumentative points, I will be approaching and tackling my research topic question with evidence and proof to back up my claim: technology will eventually create soldiers, who will act and move like robots.
As for the use of drone, I want to compare drone versus soldiers, to define what it means to be an American soldier. And, use this part as a back-up statement evidence that someday United States soldiers will eventually become robots themselves due to military’s heavily use of technology and gadgets. Due to military technology advancement, soldiers will be too heavily dependent on gadgets and machines. This will inevitably lead soldiers to become the puppets of military operations, and the machines would control humanity without our knowledge.