Weapons of the future in Sci-Fi

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step 1: declare everyone in a building/village as an enemy of the state
step 2: blow up the building/village
step 3: declare 100% discretion when targeting enemies! All casualties were terrorists, or were harboring terrorists! hooray!
 
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I don't think any of the previous generations had the ability to replace infantry with battery operated devices.

You're talking about the predicted end to infantry combat. I'm talking about replacing soldiers with devices. Very different.
How smart would the machines have to be in order to function as effectively as human infantry?
 
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Sigh. Why this obsession with weapons? In the first book of the Foundation series, Asimov had his protagonist (Salvor Hardin) preach the maxim: "Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent". Read the book in order to find out how he managed to handle hard conflicts that way.
 
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Sigh. Why this obsession with weapons? In the first book of the Foundation series, Asimov had his protagonist (Salvor Hardin) preach the maxim: "Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent". Read the book in order to find out how he managed to handle hard conflicts that way.
If we grant the correctness of the phrase, then the Peter Principle comes into play.
 
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