Sci-Fi Short Film “Slaughterbots” | DUST

Sci-Fi Short Film “Slaughterbots” | DUST

In a dystopian world a new form of A.I. weaponry has been created. All these drone bots need is a profile: age, sex, fitness, uniform, and ethnicity. Nuclear is obsolete. Take out your entire enemy virtually risk free. Just characterize him, release the swarm, and rest easy.

“Slaughterbots” directed by Stewart Sugg

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The 7 minute film opens with a Silicon Valley CEO-type delivering a product presentation to a live audience a la Steve Jobs. The presentation seems innocuous enough at first—the presenter seems to be unveiling some new drone technology—but takes a dark turn when he demonstrates how these autonomous drones can slaughter humans like cattle by delivering “a shaped explosive” to the skull.The audience eats it up, clapping and laughing along with the CEO as if they hadn’t witnessed anything more dangerous than the unveiling of the iPhone X. The CEO goes further, showing videos of the tiny killer drone in action. “Let’s watch what happens when the weapons make the decisions,” the CEO says, as the bot executes a number of people on the massive screen behind him. “Now trust me, these are all bad guys.” What follows is a deeply unsettling portrait of a dystopian world where these small weaponised drones use their onboard technologies—“cameras like you use for your social media apps, facial recognition like you have on your phones!”—to make autonomous decisions about who lives and who dies.

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Sci-Fi Short Film “Slaughterbots” | DUST


  1. S Macken on August 13, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    How can an Artificial intelligence machine or synthetic object decide what/who is good or bad when they have NO SOUL? Delusional thinking.

  2. Luisa Ortigosa Hernández on August 13, 2021 at 9:59 pm


  3. James Oprey on August 13, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Finally, a good reason to develop Power Armor!

  4. Ejc Ejc on August 13, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    There’s this thing called a shotgun

  5. BexX on August 13, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Probably the most fast paced and hard hitting Dust movie in such a short 7min film. Scarily real and now.

  6. HALF Warrior 67 on August 13, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Seems like a documentary more than a sci-fi film.

  7. user999 on August 13, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    wouldnt people just wear helmets if this was a thing lmao

  8. jakub tymowski on August 13, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Weapon corporations design wars to make money. Boeing, raytheon, others are one global familly. It is they againt us – humans.

  9. Alex on August 13, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    If this becomes a thing, we’re fucked!

  10. Erik Isberg on August 13, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    I am an EE with a fair insight into the different technologies required to do something like this. It is scary to realise that everything described in this video is fairly easily accomplished with current level of technologies and miniaturization. This is a can of worms being spilled open right now. I have no idea what can be done about it. Defence against drone attacks is much more difficult than usually envisioned.

  11. Victor's Voice on August 13, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Skynet has arrived. Resistance is futile.

  12. Kenny Fenny on August 13, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Just carry a tennis racket about. Problem solved.

  13. Debbie S on August 13, 2021 at 10:09 pm


  14. Eli Stephenson on August 13, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    would an emp disable this?

  15. John Hall on August 13, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    EMP as a defensive weapon.

  16. Oddvard Myrnes on August 13, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    It is allready started. Israel Pegasus project. All going strong. Do you want kids in this crazy world where security firms rule?

  17. Rick on August 13, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    These devices need sound suppression and some kind of light deflection system to partially obscure them from view.

  18. manx77 on August 13, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    So…. a helmet and a stocking mask. No problem.

  19. Henry Nasal on August 13, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    35yrs of working on A.i. and your just now figuring this out? that’s being smart…

  20. Ozymandias on August 13, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    After Pegasus story broke out, this all makes more sense than ever.

  21. Buck Dude on August 13, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Idk who needs to hear this but. Sci-fi is most likely true. It’s just a title to throw you off. Just like Mythology. Is all true

  22. S Macken on August 13, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Get a good look at what may be in place or will be by way of AI; Artificial intelligence. Very concerning. A higher level of The Terminator when machines become too intelligent and decide humans are a threat to them. Unbelievable how people are creating things as if they are gods.

  23. radha ramani vasam on August 13, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Imagine what happens to the world if this kind of technology falls into the hands of China, with a bioweapon called the COVID released and even more potent bioweapon called Delta, those ruthless monsters are capable of anything, they will wipe out the world, mark my words!

  24. Gaurav Bisht on August 13, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    I will like to Try This Technology Itself on CEO Only

  25. Steve Stelly on August 13, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Some kid is going to try this.

  26. Stephen Jackson on August 13, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Welcome to the future. The future is … here … now.

  27. Holly hop a long on August 13, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Anyone read Michael Crichton’s “Micro” ?

  28. Caiden Kunitsky on August 13, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Literally just cover your face like it’s facial recognition right and just hide your face

  29. Roy Oetting on August 13, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    This video is a dramatization of what is really happening today. It is called censorship. Who decides? The good guys? Don’t think so.

  30. I AM BLISCANNA on August 13, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Read an article sometime ago about the Pentagon working with Google to develop such a technology. The film depicts a small group of psychopathic world leaders chasing their fantasies developing an AI killing machine as a means to killing other human beings … Not only is this a bad idea but it is beyond stupidity, beyond insanity. Such a technology should never see the light of day … Period!

  31. Ruben on August 13, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Dangerous weapon. Sadly the future. Will start with military abusing it, then groups.

  32. Dieter Marx on August 13, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    This scares me more than war did in Nam.I was always a little there but this is fear at a different level.

  33. Yuck FouFouYuckingYuck on August 13, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Trust me: Every single human being is "the bad guy" 😀

  34. Steven Wiederholt on August 13, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    A couple of thoughts
    Technology is neither Good nor Bad. It simply IS
    3 small simple questions that need to be asked and answered. (easy to hard0
    1.What Do You Want?
    2. How Do You Get It?

    We humans are very good at asking & answering 1-2. Question 3….not so much. If fact very often its not even considered.

  35. 1111xyz on August 13, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Not in any kind of a good way. The next best thing to Covid.

  36. Moz of Oz on August 13, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    I sense a market for portable EMP devices … for self defence.

  37. jakub tymowski on August 13, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    There is no enemies among people. Enemies are weapon corporations, they want us to think that we are enemies, but I do not care if your politicians want a war on my country or not. I’m against my government. I spit soldier in the face.

  38. ArminNL72 on August 13, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    This fiction is already reality.

  39. Chris Miller on August 13, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Bad guys = anyone for freedom.
    Good guys= government and big business and anyone who complys to the coming world order and Orwellian CCP style hell on earth.
    No thanks. Rather die than live in the elites horrendous vision of the future.

  40. DoktorH on August 13, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    we´re all so dead. trust me , we all are bad guy in different people opinoins

  41. Peter Jewell on August 13, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    very sobering…

  42. African Insider on August 13, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    This SHORT Film is not even funny. Imagine what such an ev!l idea can do?

  43. Shuacliff _ on August 13, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    To see what it looks like when those in power assure you that they will tell you who "the bad guys" you should read
    In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
    Deköttter’s trilogy on Mao
    Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago
    These are an amazing collection of history little known or learned. If you can’t read them get audible. So worth it. Any or all of these and there are several others but these are a good start are truly enlightening.

  44. S Macken on August 13, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    First drones as toys and now evolved into AI drones. Very concerning.

  45. G Mc Innis on August 13, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    the future is NOW. just waiting on the word from??? and away they go. notice how they had STEEL windows with LITTLE HOLES IN THEM for some light… and the drones still got in. how many schools have 1/8" STEEL "windows" on them? surely not any escuela built before 1999 . cant have windows in da hood, cant replace them fast enuf so they make the escuelas now with NO WINDOWS as… cant replace glass as fast as they throw rocks and smash glass without 8′ fence around la escuelas

  46. Franssouai L on August 13, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    welcome brave new world

  47. Raphael Andrews on August 13, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    ST.TNG. The Arsenal of Freedom. did it first.

  48. Delete Bilderberg on August 13, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    When this shit actually rolls out remember the phrase ‘Just three weeks to flatten the curve…’

  49. James Halleluyah on August 13, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    It seemed that the leftist were the targets, so yeah, a story with a happy ending. Also, those kids in the colleges should be thankful, now they don’t have to repay their school loans.

  50. Nathan on August 13, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    All of this tech was possible from commercial products, 5 years ago.

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