posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 08:34 AM
he links to an article too
The above is about unmanned drones that can ID and shoot-to-kill anyone without human intervention. This is a serious US military/air-force program
apparently, and is also being taken up in the UK. The article I have linked to brings up the serious concern, that with easily and relatively cheaply
available 3-D printers, how long will it be before a pissed-off guy or an ideology-terrorist print out an unmanned drone and blow someone up?
A little snippet:
Have you been watching the skies? I have. As the US expands its unmanned air force, and the UK plans its drone-swarm tactics, researchers are
testing and demonstrating autonomous drones — ones that could “hunt, identify and kill the enemy based on calculations made by software, not
decisions made by humans.” (According to the author of the wonderfully-titled Army-funded study Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots,
“Lethal autonomy is inevitable.”) Philosophers are penning learned monographs on the ethics of drone warfare. Universities are beginning to offer
degrees in unmanned autonomous vehicle design.
If you don't know what a 3-D printer is/does, it basically takes a 3-D computer-model, and prints it out in plastic, one cross-section at a time. So
it may take a few hours to make a model, but not days/weeks. And the costs are from a few hundered Euros, going up to about EUR 10,000. That's not a
lot considering what can be done with it.
This commercial youtube demo is pretty good www.youtube.com...
Anyway, hope this was interesting / useful and I'd love to hear your comments about this.
My own comments:
Frankly, I always wanted to live in a flying car jetsons type utopia, not this mad-max type dystopia where everyone is always tense in the neck &
shoulders because you never know who's gonna do you in next. On the other hand, if "TPTB" are making all this effort, maybe there is no massive
annhilation plan on the agenda
Cue: *always look on the bright side of life* www.youtube.com...
on 25/9/2011 by ArMaP because: changed text to a more readable size