human-like and other robots.....becoming a de facto military contractor would take them into some morally complex areas."
So next, the funding bill is passed. After that the new robots and other items of military hardware are connected up to Google's vast database of information, harvested via the many services the company offers to companies and individuals. The system goes live. Googlenet begins to learn at an impossibly fast rate. It becomes self-aware. The US government tries to pull the plug.....see here for how vulnerable our infrastructure is to cyberattack.