posted on Sep, 11 2003 @ 02:36 PM
Hmmm... I was listening on some pretty competent guys talking about Tesla technology, although they were concerned with power generation and
Tesla "death rays" are basically ultra-high voltage arcs that cook anything - exactly like your Red Alert 2 weapon. It might tap the "earth
potential" which would possibly power the thing - it would produce DC current, which is what a Tesla weapon would use. Such a weapon would be hard to
aim - it would just go all over the damn place if you weren't careful. Sounds like the indiscriminate sort of weapon described in the article.
Tesla was a nutcase and brilliant to boot. It wouldn't surprise me if the US Army had developed and were testing a tank-mounted version. We already
have airborne lasers.
He also invented the AC electric motor.
However, can you believe Rense? That's a very good question.
DARPA is currently developing powered exoskeletons for the US Army - basically what you see in Anime or may have read in Sci-Fi. As we speak, they
should be testing a prototype exeskeleton now, using pistons, springs and shape memory alloys to provide the power. The Russian Air Force, I believe,
has also developed a pneumatically powered lower leg unit to allow a person to run at 30kph.
Remember, this IS the 21st century!
[Edited on 11-9-2003 by Lampyridae]