reply to post by Hefficide
You know, having thought about this, I'm sure there were people that were horrified at the thought of muskets. Projectiles should be from a bow.
And they were horrified again, when instead of having to muzzle load a smooth bore weapon, we ended up with rifles that were much more accurate and
with self contained cartridges.
Then again, when you could load several cartridges and just re-cock to reload.
When tanks entered the battle field at the very end of world war one.
When we made a bomb that was able to release so much energy a one time (a nuke).
Then they put these nukes on missiles that can go half way around the world.
Missile systems that are able to take down those same nukes in mid flight.
Then we went and mounted a gatling gun with a search radar and radar director (CIWS) an put them on ships to defend themselves against incoming
However, while I think NBC warfare is bad (very bad), when you think about it, rail guns and lasers are the logical next step in weapons that are not
WMDs (sorry, whom every posted that. If you think we have a Death Star WMD laser, your way off base here).
We (humans) have been using chemicals to expel or propel projectiles or munitions for how long now? Since the 1500s
500 years. For 500 years, we have been basically using the same thing when you think about it. We've gotten a lot better at what we build, but we
still use these weapons.
And that is what we humans have been doing since......well who knows? We've been making and using weapons ever since we were smart enough to pick up
the bone from a animal carcass and swing it at something.
So inventing something that works better than chemical projectiles or missiles? I'm not surprised, except at how long it took us.
Does this mean the end of the world? The end of the balance of everything?
If that was going to happen, it would have happened after world war 2.
What is going to happen is, if these new weapons systems work well, other countries will either buy it from us (allies) or will develope their over
versions of it is all.
That's pretty much what we've (humans) been doing during our entire existence.