VIDEO: Disturbing simulation shows power, terror of killer robots

BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- WARNING: The full video above is a simulation but is graphic and may be disturbing to some viewers.

What would you do if an army of drones opened fire on you? This terrifying simulation video is making the rounds on social media and prompting conversation on mass shootings, war, and how we can protect ourselves in situations of terror.

RELATED: UC Berkeley helps create viral video to warn about killer robots

A U-C Berkeley professor is the driving force behind the horrific video that has gone viral. The content is a serious effort by computer scientists to display the danger of autonomous weapons -- meaning they can operate without human control.

Many experts say the technology is closer to reality than we think and they are urging the United Nations to take action now.

Click here to learn more about the Autonomous Weapons project.

Click here to view the video on Youtube.
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