Interesting, my thoughts: (Yea I know I'm a complete robot dork)
Reactor. (That ONE thing we don't have 'yet')
A large Powered Exoskeleton
High Energy Liquid Lasers
A robotic combat machine on steroids, it for the most part already exists just in prototype parts scattered about the scientific world.
Assuming you can make a cold fusion reactor there it is, a functional, but small battle 'mech. Capable of laser missile defense and a few large
machine guns or whatever else you want to put on it, rocket cells or something. You can imagine something like this fully functional would be a
massive advantage on a battle field, the combined mobility of a foot soldier with heavy anti-vehicle armament similar to a tank. I supposed the Laser
system could also fire at low flying aircraft such as helicopters and even shoulder fired RPGs given it could react quickly and target heat emitting
objects automatically. Advances in technology related to the fluid movement of the vehicle would naturally increase at a great rate if it proved
I think it would be mistake to plug this vehicle into an alternate battery vehicle (as opposed to carrying its own small reactor) as it could easily
A device as expensive and powerful as this would of course be part of a larger combat force, and would serve as a secondary missile defense for that
force. It effectively multiplies the destructive potential of one soldier by hundreds of times. Also, seems like it would be naturally suited for
urban environments which is the case frequently in modern times. Heavy bulletproof glass meshed with sturdy armor could protect the cockpit, which may
be the first place targeted, just like in every mech game you ever played.
If you are really sadistic, you could eject the reactor waste (if there is that much) into customized ammunition with radiation based anti-personnel
purposes. Not really ethical or quick, but what better way to make an enemy just up and quit than to skeet radiation all over them, duke nukem
We humans tend to make our dreams into science fiction, and then our science fiction into reality!
Nokia's Star Trek Communicator Phone Begs to be Real
So, when do we get to play with theses:
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Somebody just has to have the nuts, and the money to make it happen.
edit on 25-3-2011 by RSF77 because: (no reason given)