Where mankind stands in the robot age will depend on the vitality of democracy when the transition happens.
The nation state is going the way of the dodo. Either a transnational capitalist class will structure power relations throughout the world, or a global democratic movement will step up and demand justice. Which would you rather see happen?
If there were ever a time for stepping up a cultural critique of American militarism and our "forever war" footing, it's now.
It is incumbent upon thinking, freedom-loving people, to protests the trespasses made against others' lives and freedoms immediately. We cannot allow there to be an Auschwitz Bar that must be passed before it's fair to decry inhumanity being carried out in our name.