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Like a Swarm of Lethal Bugs:
The Most Terrifying Drone Video Yet

Atlantic, by Conor Friedersdorf

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/19/2013 2:57:40 PM

An Air Force simulation says researchers are at work on killer robots so tiny that a group of them could blend into a cityscape. Science writer John Horgan´s feature on the many ways drones will be used in coming years is interesting throughout, and terrifying in the passage where he describes an effort to build micro-drones that are, as the U.S. Air Force describes them, "Unobtrusive, pervasive, and lethal." Air Force officials declined a request to observe flight tests at a "micro-aviary" they´ve built, he reported, but they did let him see a video dramatization

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The Atlantic has been hammering Obama on the drones for a long time. They´re not letting up, either.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 2/19/2013 3:10:19 PM     (No. 9185282)

Will become lots of ´fun´ when ´Skynet becomes self aware´.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/19/2013 3:30:51 PM     (No. 9185311)

Oh, goodie.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: charliecoconut, 2/19/2013 3:32:23 PM     (No. 9185315)

I always thought that helicopters were the prophecy, but these look better.

"And there came out of the smoke locusts [grasshoppers] upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power...And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men..." (Revelation 9:1-11 KJV)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: trapper, 2/19/2013 3:42:14 PM     (No. 9185335)

When it dawns on you that the bird on the wire outside your window hasn´t moved a feather in three days, you will be glad you hoarded that 22lr subsonic ammo. Right out of the Terminator, humans battling bots.

Picking off MAVs with a 22 could be the sport of the future. Quiet, stealthy, underrated, easy to conceal, cheap to operate ... ahem ... that´s 22´s, not MAVs. Hey, PETA can´t object. MAV´s are just machines. Can´t eat ´em though.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: OregonTrail, 2/19/2013 3:45:39 PM     (No. 9185342)

Read the book "Kill Decision." Great thriller about this sort of stuff. Scary.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 2/19/2013 4:40:06 PM     (No. 9185426)

I was thinking 12 or 20 guage, heavy game load.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 2/19/2013 4:58:00 PM     (No. 9185443)

Knowing that our government is highly protective of privacy for all, even for illegal immigrants and terrorists, I would think any drone in my neighborhood is terrorist-funded and terrorist-operated. I own a 12-gauge.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: alaskaal, 2/19/2013 5:18:36 PM     (No. 9185491)

Lethal bugs in his pants, made him do the boogie dance.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 2/19/2013 5:19:13 PM     (No. 9185494)

I just bought some of these guys at Radio Shack!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: LouD, 2/19/2013 5:42:20 PM     (No. 9185538)

I knew I kept that Red Ryder air rifle for a reason! Just the thing for shooting fake birds off the wires without breaking the wires. (If I don´t shoot my eye out first!)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trust No One, 2/19/2013 6:08:40 PM     (No. 9185573)

Could this turn into "Prey"? Never know....... Da da da dum

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/19/2013 6:51:25 PM     (No. 9185637)

We´ll find a way to cook ´em and eat ´em in East Texas.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tusker, 2/19/2013 6:59:00 PM     (No. 9185645)

Let´s see: you blow these Bow-Boy roaches away with a 12 gauge, which will certainly be my first priority at my first opportunity, and then some 19-year-old at a console somewhere in Virginia lobs a missile up my butt. Expensive way to get rid of me but hey, if we all are busy eradicating this Bow-Boy infestation, it just might present a real problem for Bow-Boy. I´m all for it. I loathe this sorry nationalist/socialist/marxist excuse for a despot. Whatever it takes.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 2/19/2013 8:19:02 PM     (No. 9185735)

The future is upon us. And it is horrible.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: akudaq, 2/19/2013 8:42:43 PM     (No. 9185760)

#11 refers to one of Michael Crichton´s last books. As usual, an absorbing and educational read.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/19/2013 11:13:56 PM     (No. 9185940)

I think drones will bring back streaking and mooning.

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