In the new RoboCop trailer, Samuel L. Jackson claims that the American public refuses to have robots patrolling the streets. But when this happens in real life we shouldn't reject it, because it could be a great thing.
This is not just an hypothetical question anymore. It's already happening. Drones are right now flying around the United States. And the robots will come soon enough.
Nobody is comfortable with this and it will get worst. I know I don't like drones secretly floating above or the idea of robots marching down 14th street, but I believe this has to do more with other issues rather than the convenience of such a force.
First of all is the danger of human masters misusing these forces. The FBI is already using drones without warrants. Other abuses will come, and that shouldn't be tolerated.