Hey, Top Guns: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

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Navy photo / Northrop Grumman / Alan Radecki

Who cares if the Chinese just landed for the first time on an aircraft carrier. On Monday, an unmanned aircraft landed (ok, so it wasn’t actually flying) on the flight deck of the USS Harry S Truman at Maryland’s Patuxent River naval station. The Navy plans handling tests with the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System that could lead to unmanned aircraft on carrier decks.

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JohnArcher
JohnArcher

A hundred and fifty years ago machine guns were heavy and expensive, and only the American military used them. Now every American criminal and psychotic schoolboy has access to an automatic weapon. Today's armed drones are also heavy and expensive, and only the American military use them. How long will it be before the Mafia start using smaller drones to take out too-diligent police officers or too-honest politicians? How long before a mentally sick teenager puts an explosive charge on a mini-drone and flies it through the window of a first-graders' classroom?

grimmlok
grimmlok

Autonomous weapons platforms with human decisions removed from the process...what could possibly go wrong?

Fla4Me
Fla4Me

Old Wired article.... "Why The Future Doesn't Need Us"

GaryRMcCray
GaryRMcCray

Reality is that silicon can pull a lot more G's than humans and the reaction time is several thousand times faster.

Robots are coming and they are going to make Terminator look slow and senile by comparison.

Of course if they ever get loose like in Terminator, doesn't look so good for us.

smedleybutlersociety
smedleybutlersociety

Right on. Of course unmanned fighter planes would be cheaper and out-perform manned aircraft, and save lives, The geeks could figure it out. But they haven't been allowed to, because But there would go the recruitment program for the guys in grey pajamas who wave their hands around all the time as they describe their flight patterns.

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Fla4Me
Fla4Me

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