"Afterwards, they fly with a perfect operational record. The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes online on August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware 2:14 AM, Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug."
It's not just the ex-Governator who's saying it anymore. Meet the X-47B.
"Return to base," every time we click the clicky, hmmm? Oh, I'm sure they will. I'm not worried at all. And here is a leading member of the Military-Industrial Complex to further set your mind at ease.
The X-47B ... will be used to demonstrate the first carrier-based launches and recoveries by an autonomous, low-observable-relevant unmanned aircraft. The UCAS-D program will also mature relevant carrier landing and integration technologies, and demonstrate, in 2014, autonomous aerial refueling by the X-47B aircraft.
As I have emphasized, when they're able to feed themselves, it will only mean more leisure time for us. Win win!
Of course, this is the view you should probably get used to:
Nothing but blue skies, from now on.