posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 12:01 PM
Sorry for being late for the party (so to speak) but when I read the OP when it was first presented something struck me and its taken me until now to
muster the courage to present what my first thought on this was. (Don't laugh, my question will show just how inept I am at this kind of thing so I
beg for you all to take it easy on me, this is an attempt to learn something here)
What if this technology was developed further and combined with a drone? I have no concept if this is even possible or feasible but the idea that it
could happen frankly scares me. By developed further I mean this:
1) A longer range so the drone in question would not have to be so low to the ground as to be an easier target itself for being shot down
2) Some kind of technology incorporated to allow it to follow it's target if the target moves after the shot it taken. Am I correct in thinking that
currently this kind of weapon would only work on a stationary target?
Also, as an aside, for those that made comments such as "keep up with the times or get left behind", I agree to a point. However, while I feel
it's important to keep up with the technologies that permiate our society on a great many levels today, I think to ignore the 'older harder ways'
When technology fails, on a small scale or large scale, we will have nothing to fall back on if we toss aside the knowledge/practice of those harder
ways of doing things and forget how to operate without them. When/if this kind of technology becomes the 'norm' and should it fail for what ever
reason we may see an entire generation lost as to what to do now and that goes for a great many areas where technology is 'making life easier', not
just this topic. But, when/if technology fails us, it will be those who have kept alive the 'old hard ways' who will be happy to pass that
knowledge on to those who scoffed at it to begin with