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A question, we think of drones as things that fly, I suggest that we expand the concept.
Besides aircraft imagine the threat a submersible drone could present to a nation. A submarine could easily plant a sleeper drone on the ocean floor, it could be a torpedo or a missile. It could lay there for years awaiting a signal to activate.
Another form of drone is being developed right now by Google and many car builders, only we don't call them drones, we call them self driving cars, but it doesn't take much imagination to see how one of these self driving automobiles could be turned into a self guided four wheel explosive device.
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A question, we think of drones as things that fly, I suggest that we expand the concept.
Besides aircraft imagine the threat a submersible drone could present to a nation. A submarine could easily plant a sleeper drone on the ocean floor, it could be a torpedo or a missile. It could lay there for years awaiting a signal to activate.
Another form of drone is being developed right now by Google and many car builders, only we don't call them drones, we call them self driving cars, but it doesn't take much imagination to see how one of these self driving automobiles could be turned into a self guided four wheel explosive device.
Well, an artillery shell drives much the same purpose already. "self guided four wheeled explosive device" just sounds like a lot of expenses, though probably many a martyr would wish for one.

With submerged drones probably the issue is power, but that's something they can fix. What you thought was a swarm of fish turning out to be self-guided torpedos would present quite a big danger. Though I imagine there's countermeasures in research.
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Quite true, but I think you will admit that there is a considerable difference between using drones for passive recon versus using them for active, armed combat.
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A question, we think of drones as things that fly, I suggest that we expand the concept.
Besides aircraft imagine the threat a submersible drone could present to a nation. A submarine could easily plant a sleeper drone on the ocean floor, it could be a torpedo or a missile. It could lay there for years awaiting a signal to activate.
Another form of drone is being developed right now by Google and many car builders, only we don't call them drones, we call them self driving cars, but it doesn't take much imagination to see how one of these self driving automobiles could be turned into a self guided four wheel explosive device.
An excellent point. A drone is any unmanned vehicle that be used remotely in any environment. We will probably have drones in space someday.
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An excellent point. A drone is any unmanned vehicle that be used remotely in any environment. We will probably have drones in space someday.
I assume you mean military ones, since we already have numerous unmanned space probes.
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Well, an artillery shell drives much the same purpose already. "self guided four wheeled explosive device" just sounds like a lot of expenses, though probably many a martyr would wish for one.

With submerged drones probably the issue is power, but that's something they can fix. What you thought was a swarm of fish turning out to be self-guided torpedos would present quite a big danger. Though I imagine there's countermeasures in research.
Within a few years we will see self driving cars on the market, they have great potential to do good, imagine what it means to a handicapped person to have a car that allows them to give a voice command, Take me home" or "take me shopping" and it will take them there.
Imagine a self driving car that can be loaded with C-4 and a detonator, and program do to park at a court house, or a government building.
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China appears confident they will surpass the U.S. in militarized drone technology.


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China’s two-decade effort to modernise its military has seen it develop stealth fighters, guided missile destroyers and ballistic “carrier killer” missiles, while also reducing troop numbers. It will spend at least $152bn this year on its military, but only in a few areas has it come close to surpassing US technology. Beijing is now betting that swarms of drones, low-tech hardware knitted together with high-tech artificial intelligence, will become a weapon of the future.

https://www.ft.com/content/302fc14a-...6-7b38dcaef614
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P you should so read this. https://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Age-I.../dp/0553380966

Sci fi yes, not so distant dystopian future? Weaponized drones are here and now.
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P you should so read this. https://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Age-I.../dp/0553380966

Sci fi yes, not so distant dystopian future? Weaponized drones are here and now.

Only if you read this... https://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Fleet-N...Next+World+War

The next world war will be like no other. Just imagine the world Mad Max lived in...that's very likely the end game.
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I suspect that Evelyn Waugh's prophecy may come true - he said that in the next world war it would much more dangerous to be a civilian than in the military
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Then he needs to refresh his knowledge of WWII.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_...s#Total_deaths
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Then he needs to refresh his knowledge of WWII.

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Well considering that it was included in Vile Bodies written in the 1930s! But as far as the West was concerned WW2 was still more dangerous for the military.
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