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TAMPA, Florida — Dial down the god-awful soundtrack and try to ignore the choppy camera work, but re-watch Lockheed Martin’s promo video depicting its two-year-old Human Universal Load Carrier exoskeleton. Because inside of the year, an improved version of this combat exoskeleton could be headed to Afghanistan for combat trials. That’s right: cyborg soldiers might, might just be months away from becoming a front-line reality.
Originally posted by Nspekta
What about the safety of these machines? What kind of ethics and morals will they have? how will they be controlled? what happens if/when they damage private property OR kill innocent non-combatants?
Originally posted by Praetorius
reply to post by TheLaughingGod
This is a guy with an exoskeleton helping him carry heavy loads, not a cyborg death machine...
Apparently you've never seen what Ripley could do with a power loader...
Comparing that paltry exoskeleton to the power loader from the alien franchise is like comparing Optimus Prime to a wheelchair bound guy.
Originally posted by EvanB
Those troops are just carrying a normal battle load..
If you cant carry 100lb+ of kit then you have no business being on the battlefield..