The precedent has been set that subjecting only men to a military draft is not conducive to equality. IMO this is precursor to drone troops. One of two outcomes is innevitable: a) the draft will be expanded to include women b) the draft will be abandonned In the case of A, the next big war will see a lot of women casualties, which I predict will undermine domestic morale to the point where we cannot sustain a war on foreign soil. The noble cause of gender equality will never overcome the genetically preset human need to protect women from violence. The MIC will use this as an excuse to greenlight autonomously lethal robots to compensate. In the case of B, a lack of available 'boots on the ground' will be the excuse to greenlight autonomously lethal robots to compensate. Are autonomous battle drones a 'good thing'? Historically, we as a society have maintained that there needs to be a human 'conscience' behind 'the trigger,' that programming machines to kill, even in war, runs counter to our human values. Is that still the case?