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Posted on 08/25/2009 6:21:19 PM PDT by Flavius
In this powerful talk, P.W. Singer shows how the widespread use of robots in war is changing the realities of combat. He shows us scenarios straight out of science fiction -- that now may not be so fictitious. Discusses how the use of robots in war affects the face of war and what the benefits and negatives may be.
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they will kill us all
I was working on the Non-Line of Sight Canonn(NLOS)until the Obama Admin killed the Future Combat Systems Program.
The NLOS Cannon was a Self Propelled 155m Howitzer that had a fully automated loader, breech, fuze setter, magazine, and ammo ID system. The automation would have brought the crew down to 2 soldiers or Marines instead of 6. It was an impressive piece of machinery. We were a year away from production when Barry asked Congress to kill the program.
BAE Systems then cut 1000 jobs, one of which was mine.
Back in the early 90’s, I read a book by Arthur C Clark (I think) about what he thought the future would be like. The one thing I remember was that he said wars would be fought by robots, not men. Whenever I see that Air Force commercial with the drones, I remember that book. Art was right.