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Re: Skynet is coming.

Postby Diogenes » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:12 pm

Combat lasers will protect against drone swarms

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The system is standalone, with a footprint of roughly 30 square feet. On a single charge from a standard 220v outlet, the same kind you plug your washing machine into at home, the HEL system onboard the MRZR delivers four hours of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability and 20 to 30 laser shots. The system can also be coupled with a generator to provide virtually infinite magazine depth.

While the laser and the vehicle are sure to draw all the attention, it’s the weaponized MTS sensor package that is the core of the system. In this configuration, the MTS provides its standard setting ISR and tracking capabilities while also serving as a beam director.



https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/03/c ... warms.html
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Re: Skynet is coming.

Postby williatw » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:43 am

Diogenes wrote:Combat lasers will protect against drone swarms

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Its a start...at least they are publically acknowledging the threat. However consider this from one of the comments from your posted link:


What if the "swarm" is on the ground? I can picture drones that fly to the battlefield and then land and roll or walk to designated coordinates and/or scan for targets of opportunity. How do you fight a swarm of bees? Kill every last one with a laser? You wont get them all. No good if you are allergic to bee venom (or explosives).


Exactly...a "laser" system might work against a roughly not too numerous bird size or larger drones reasonably well but that would only serve to drive the threat provider to develop/field much more numerous swarms of insect sized drones (with poison/explosive stingers).

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Re: Skynet is coming.

Postby Diogenes » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:36 pm

williatw wrote:
Diogenes wrote:Combat lasers will protect against drone swarms

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Its a start...at least they are publically acknowledging the threat. However consider this from one of the comments from your posted link:


What if the "swarm" is on the ground? I can picture drones that fly to the battlefield and then land and roll or walk to designated coordinates and/or scan for targets of opportunity. How do you fight a swarm of bees? Kill every last one with a laser? You wont get them all. No good if you are allergic to bee venom (or explosives).


Exactly...a "laser" system might work against a roughly not too numerous bird size or larger drones reasonably well but that would only serve to drive the threat provider to develop/field much more numerous swarms of insect sized drones (with poison/explosive stingers).



Very good point. I believe I've seen drones that land, sit in the sun to recharge, and then take off again. I've seen drones that land, and roll to wherever they want to go. I've seen humming bird drones that actually flap their wings and look quite a bit like a small bird.

Drone Swarms are going to be a problematic threat, and it is eventually going to require a computer vision system to detect them quickly enough to kill them. (if it can)

One thing is for certain, future battle fields will be no place for humans. Of course, past battle fields were no place for humans either.

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Re: Skynet is coming.

Postby Diogenes » Thu May 03, 2018 11:10 pm

A Criminal Gang Used a Drone Swarm To Obstruct an FBI Hostage Raid


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DENVER, Colorado — Last winter, on the outskirts of a large U.S. city, an FBI hostage rescue team set up an elevated observation post to assess an unfolding situation. Soon they heard the buzz of small drones — and then the tiny aircraft were all around them, swooping past in a series of “high-speed low passes at the agents in the observation post to flush them,” the head of the agency’s operational technology law unit told attendees of the AUVSI Xponential conference here. Result: “We were then blind,” said Joe Mazel, meaning the group lost situational awareness of the target. “It definitely presented some challenges.”



https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2 ... id/147956/
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Re: Skynet is coming.

Postby paperburn1 » Wed May 09, 2018 2:04 pm

Fighting back against the rise of the machines.
Genetics have taken a historic leap thanks to new, predictive DNA technology. Beef cattle ranchers are getting wise to the science of genetics.

They have always known that making the best steak starts long before consumers pick out the right cut, such as where an animal grazes or what it eats. The key is in the genetic makeup — or DNA — of the herd.
Now this same eugenic though process is starting to be talked about on the interwebs. Personal bloodlines not as important now as having a far superior child .
RECENT FINDINGS:
Genome editing techniques, such as CRISPR/Cas9, have facilitated genetic modification in human embryos. The most likely purpose of germline genome editing is the prevention of serious genetic disease in offspring. However, complex issues still remain, including irremediable risks to fetuses and future generations, the role of women, the availability of alternatives, long-term follow-up, health insurance coverage, misuse for human enhancement, and the potential effects on adoption. Further discussions, a broad consensus, and appropriate regulations are required before human germline genome editing is introduced into the global society.

SUMMARY:
Before germline genome editing is used for disease prevention, a broad consensus must be formed by carefully discussing its ethical, legal, and social issues.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28885275
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Re: Skynet is coming.

Postby Diogenes » Wed May 09, 2018 9:25 pm

paperburn1 wrote:Fighting back against the rise of the machines.
Genetics have taken a historic leap thanks to new, predictive DNA technology. Beef cattle ranchers are getting wise to the science of genetics.

They have always known that making the best steak starts long before consumers pick out the right cut, such as where an animal grazes or what it eats. The key is in the genetic makeup — or DNA — of the herd.
Now this same eugenic though process is starting to be talked about on the interwebs. Personal bloodlines not as important now as having a far superior child .
RECENT FINDINGS:
Genome editing techniques, such as CRISPR/Cas9, have facilitated genetic modification in human embryos. The most likely purpose of germline genome editing is the prevention of serious genetic disease in offspring. However, complex issues still remain, including irremediable risks to fetuses and future generations, the role of women, the availability of alternatives, long-term follow-up, health insurance coverage, misuse for human enhancement, and the potential effects on adoption. Further discussions, a broad consensus, and appropriate regulations are required before human germline genome editing is introduced into the global society.

SUMMARY:
Before germline genome editing is used for disease prevention, a broad consensus must be formed by carefully discussing its ethical, legal, and social issues.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28885275




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Re: Skynet is coming.

Postby paperburn1 » Fri May 11, 2018 4:57 pm

I am not a nuclear physicist, but play one on the internet.


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