posted on Jun, 21 2004 @ 05:53 AM
But thats my whole point, The technology I linked to was created in the public domain using existing technology, given the geometric rate of expansion
of technology over the course of the last century robustness is the next wave. Early tecnology was needed to support life, 1900-1920 the next wave was
focused on cheap tech for the war effort, following the post ww2 years, the focus of technology was convienence, which was so successful that t led to
the next wave which we are in which is mobility, Robustness is a natural outgrowth of mobility as such is an issue with 95-99% of the electronics
manufacturers. As the entire tech industry is searching for a way to make consumer products more robust advancements will be made consumer
corporations which will be incorporated by the military. Nokia making a cell phone that can be dropped on concrete from 5 feet is the natural
forerunner to electronic "perception enhancement" technologies that can "take a licking and keep on ticking"
Is the technology in its infancy? Yes ,but keep in mind that the science fiction of the 50-60s is here now. The massive breakthroughs in
Nanotechnology, Neural interfaces, Materials science, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Prosthetics, and ergonomics will make the childhood cartoons I grew up
with seem naive and backwards and so low tech. Imgine if transformers had been created in the nanotec age?
Are you telling me the U.S. millitary is not already planning for integrated, Man mobile weapon platforms? Right now in Iraq we are loosing men. Do
you think the generals and the planners like it? Consider this scenario, At 7 foot tall and 350 lbs the FFW mobile armor system is designrd to
withstand 50 caliber fire from within 100 meters, Uses muscle assitance tecnology which amplifies the strength of the soldir based on brainwave
patterns consitant with battle stress, The mechanical assistance increases at a mulitiple based on stress level, The visor is a liquid plasma screen
which overlay alternative optics such as low-light, night-vision, etc over the scene. The rifle has a laser targeting system which is displayed on the
visor overlayed on your vision. Squad communictions are recorded and transmitted by bone induction microphone based on code words I.E. say the name of
a squad member and it takes it as an instruction to open a channel. All visual data can be sent via laser to A MUCAVwhich can then from its vantage
point contact satelite networks and which from a postion of 500 metres can use cameras to pinpoint any poistion of what maybe 5-6 square miles? Each
soldier carries 1 MUCAV
and they could be connected into a network able to monitor the surrounding terrain in diverse spectrums, from diverse positions. If they were on the
shelf today you think they wouldn't be useful?