Artificial islands, robo-ships, sleepless soldiers. Is this the future of the Arctic?

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A US icebreaker during an Arctic expedition. Such vessels may soon be managed by artificial intelligence. Image: REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Patrick Kelley

Patrick Lin
Director, Ethics and Emerging Sciences Group, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)
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U.S. Navy safety swimmers stand on the deck of the Virginia class submarine USS New Hampshire after it surfaced through thin ice during exercises underneath ice in the Arctic Ocean north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska March 19, 2011.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY)   FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE: ALSO SEE GM1E73U0AH201 - GM1E73M0IBL01
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