Ten years ago, self-driving cars and artificial intelligence were more the hopes and dreams of overzealous rich kids and geeks, but fast forward to today, and we’re so close to embracing this futuristic technology that we could be just setting ourselves up for annihilation. Not that long ago, I brought you a story about autonomous fighter jets that could not only fly by themselves but complete their own missions – even identifying and dispatching threats along the way, all without the input of a human pilot. Ultimately, this technology will lead to entire swarms of unmanned fighter jets all under the control of one central but manned fighting machine. This technology has already been put into use and even completed a successful test run in April of 2017 – mark it in the history books; Skynet is born. Okay, so it’s not really called “Skynet” (we hope not anyway,) but you get the idea. Autonomous killing machines could be bad news.