Google Not To Become A US Defense Contractor

Well, the news isn’t actually “new” but there is one interesting and underlooked Google statement about the acquisition of the (military) robotics firm Boston Dynamics: while the current agreements are honored, Google has no plan to become a defense contractor.

This way Google is depriving the US military system of a top-notch technology, keeping in its own and solely hands what is supposed to be a (although future) critical asset for the US security and safety.

Should this trend be confirmed, we might face in the near future the massive accumulation of advanced technologies in the hands of just one company that might become the “one-stop” for defense – and more broadly – public needs.