posted on May, 18 2009 @ 10:18 PM
It didn't take that long - Peter Signer "Wired For War" is a ground breaking book on this subject - robotic warfare - autonomous bots are in all
phases of the war on afghanistan, pakistan and iraq.
Autonomous robots with Artifical intelligence will be in place by 2025 at the latest.
With Moores Law (computing power doubles every two years - something which has not gone unbroken in fifty years) - then the robots in warfare will be
100,000,000,000 times more powerful than today - even if the lay breaks down - and it is one hundreth of epxectations it is still a million times more
powerful - the latest chips are 128 billion computations per second.
Robots are flown from Nevada, they are launched from the Gulf, there are two replacements comming for the global hawk and predator - five times
There are autonomous sentry robots which are from ships denfesnse systems known as CRAMS (R2 D2)..these are now fitted with Metal Storm and ozzie
invention for electrical firing mechanisms capable of a million rounds a minute.
These defend and destroy all incoming anythings...
The airspace above Baghdad is the busiest on earth - primarily with autonomous robots.
There are flying robots just over 10 centimetres long capable of killing people and spying.
There are submarine and loiter bots which are undetectable - they shut down, patrol marinas, and shipping channels.
There are bots which generate their own energy using hydrogen, wind, solar, and even breaking down organic matter.
War games have been conducted which remove all manned flying vehicles from aircraft carriers, these are replaced with autonomous flying and fighting
craft which act as a "swarm" achieving objectives cooperatively before moving on. With deck hands performing maintenance and mission planning.
The latest plane the f-22 or f-35 (which ever i forget) is the LAST plane made for exclusively manned flying and fighting - it is already being
converted for autonomous missions.
Humans will be removed from the battle sphere entirely within 20 years. (For the US).
For those who think the US has secret alien bases and secret weapons and "stuff" this is what they have been working on.
There were 5 robots at the start of the Iraq war - five. There are now well over 12,000 with 25,000 by 2010.
These guys in NEvada who are known as cubicle jockeys, are the last of hands on flying - the majority are now only required to have manned components
for legal reasons and are regularly flying autonomous missions, with target identification, tracking, mission status change etc - the movie stealth is
about as real as it gets - and YES there are stratospheric refueling stations capable of loitering for five years ...
All of this is from the most respected commentator in the business, Peter Singer is the most respected identity in this field both academically,
politically - its absolutely true - it is one of those books that every one on this site NEEDS TO READ>