A cobalt nuclear defense system that can beat any killer bot system in the future

Below is a description of a non-AI military defense system that will always be effective in a democratic West no matter how advanced authoritarian AI will become in the future.

It’s only a question of time before authoritarian AI bots will shoot down all Western nuclear missiles if the latter are guided by old computer technologies. The solution is to build many stationary 100 megaton cobalt bombs inside the West. In each city build several watchtowers, more hermetically sealed than a level 4 biolab. If guards inside a tower sees that citizens below them are dying because of viruses or nanobots, they should report it and get the codes they need before pulling mechanical non-digital levers which sets in motion a chain of events that detonates 5000 or 10,000 cobalt bombs in America and Europe, thereby creating a global nuclear winter. This will deter an attack on Western democracies.

FAS:

“Nine countries possessed roughly 13,150 warheads as of mid-2021.”

The above cobalt solution will not prevent that authoritarian AI drones fly around in the West, disguised as tiny insects or drift through the air in the form of smart dust. But mass surveillance in the West will be omnipresent anyway if we continue to develop AI sensors in the US/EU. The advantage of only authoritarian regimes doing AI surveillance in America and Europe is that foreigners outside the West lack police and military power inside the US/EU, so they can’t use surveillance data to oppress citizens in non-digital democracies.

Guards in the watchtowers should only enter them after having spent maybe 4 weeks in a luxury quarantine, in order to make it less likely that a biological agent kills them inside the towers. But if they are killed, a totally non-digital system will automatically detonate the cobalt bombs if four levers inside each watchtower are not pushed once each day. Attempts to destroy the towers will also trigger the bombs. This mechanical system must be 100% reliable of course, and take all contingencies into consideration. Engineers today can build AI robots and send drones to Mars. It will therefore be easy for them to build a reverse dead man’s switch.

If you look at the shocking history of accidents related to nuclear bombs you’ll see that stationary cobalt bombs are safer than missiles and airborne nukes.

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