posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 02:55 PM
reply to post by Asktheanimals
While that sentiment is good and all, it might make a comeback in a post apocalyptic world after technology fails but as General George S. Patton
said, “No poor bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making other bastards die for their country.”
We already have video controllers for drones operated from miles to 1000's of mile away that kill by remote control. Will this technology be applied
to some hypersonic fighter jets soon? Maybe a mind meld virtual reality where you are part of the plane and have bubble awareness of all the
instruments for 1000's of miles. How about same applied to a cruise missile so you have intelligent targeting.
I've seen videos of smart guns and shells that explode at programmed range, guns that shoot around corners and the seems to be defunct land warrior
that gives the everyday soldier real time battle field awareness. Maybe add an interlock to guns so they won't shoot a friendly in line of fire in
the next generation or fire if not in possession of assigned soldier.
I'm sure as the technology of killing continues to evolve sci-fi will be made real. Won't be long before we have screamer (Autonomous Mobile Swords)
type killing machines on the battle field. I'm sure robotics will eventually bring us the hunter killer machines from terminator or the droid army
from star wars clone wars.
Besides the perceived public limitations of technology I worry about how much autonomy we will give future weapons and how they will distinguish non
Don't know why but I think the technology shown in the OP is just what they want the public to see for some reason. Maybe it's a teaser/wild goose
chase so potential enemies will waste resources trying to defeat and/or duplicate.
edit on 9/8/2011 by Bramble Iceshimmer because: (no reason