The Zombies is the name I offer up to the US Military for their newest squadron of Autonomous, Soulless Killers. (It would make a great patch for the pilots… oh right…no pilots.)
Don’t make the mistake of thinking the below linked story of the Military’s exploration of pilotless fighter aircraft is groundbreaking. The research for such a vehicle has gone on for years. The primary problem has been computing power in relation to miniaturization. Well… we moved through that limiting obstacle several years ago.
And here we are today. So secure we have aircraft that work, we announce it to the world.
Here is the story appearing in ‘The Week’.
A Laser armed drone that can kill enemy fighters.
Normally one would assume no need to point out the obvious, but let me take the story line above and modify it a bit.
A Drone Fighter Plane that can kill Fighter Planes… without Human Permission.
For all of you in my tin foil hat club you already get it. For the rest of you who consider yourself more reasoned and rational, what I’m implying here is that a machine which can kill things without a human being involved, has unlimited mobility with hundreds of miles of range and can travel at hundreds of miles per hour might possesses the ever so slight possibility of deciding something other than a desired target of human discretion is valid prey. (An acquaintance of mine just said something humorous to me in his comment section. He said why say something in 10 words when you can use 100. Indeed.)
In other words, you feed this thing and it Will Bite You.
So, of course…
The next logical step is to teach it how to refuel, repair and replicate itself.
I mean Why not? Right?
But don’t worry! We’re working on it!
Now all we need is the finishing touches on Artificial Intelligence… because we just can’t seem to get that part down…
Never mind. Check!
The Future is Bright.
And, it’s Here.