Humankind has always fought itself, and as the power of weapons increase the potential to destroy the whole human race grows.
At the very least, any research into anti-ageing treatments would be slowed significantly with the outbreak of another global conflict.
One of the biggest fears is that to increase the speed and capability of armed forces, armed automata will be given the right to shoot without human oversight - potentially leading to an army of killer robots.
Coalition of organisations working to ban fully autonomous weapons.
Most people against lethal autonomous weapons
Independent - 14-Feb-2019
Human Rights Watch concerned by who and where technology used in futureRead more...
Killer robots' ban blocked by US and Russia at UN meeting
Independent - 03-Sep-2018
Autonomous weapons will be here in a few years and no treaty is in place for themRead more...
AI researchers sign pledge against killer robots
Guardian - 18-Jul-2018
Over 150 firms agreed against developing A.I-based weapons, governments should be nextRead more...