As an ex-Ordnance Corp officer, I'm not sure......

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  1. Ironwolf

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    There are never enough awesome ways to kill people.
     
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    My guess is it would be a disposable drone with a gatlin gun like the warthog for strafing runs.

    Pretty soon it won't be people manning these weapons but fully automated computer systems, which is really scary.
     
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    But will it be loitering?
    And will it be able to identify CIA operatives in the target zone?
     
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    Drone warfare totally makes me think of the future scenes in the original Terminator - skeleton cyborgs and skulls being crushed under tank treads.
     
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    ... and then autonomous.:eek:

    Let's give peace a chance.
     
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    the pessimist says: if the AI warriors grew any kind of sentience, along with a conscience, the only way to save the planet is to kill all the humans.

    the optimist says pretty much the same thing, only that it will take a little bit longer to get there.
     
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    So a mini-drone carried by a plane.

    What's really scary are those micro drones that carry assassinations in sci-fi movies.
     
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    To OP, I pick the “yes” answer.
     
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    Cool as hell, but unmanned anything, in general worries me. Eliminating the human factor has way more cons than pros in my view. I work in the maritime realm. The thought of massive unmanned ships carrying hazardous substances is terrifying. Even a small vessel colliding with the wrong thing could have devastating results. Remember the Cole? I will walk before getting in a car or plane, without a driver or pilot. In a military aspect I understand keeping troops out of harms way and that benefit is huge, but a human intervention option needs to be included. The risk are frightening. Imagine a weapons drone being taken over by a hacker.
     
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    Or the Sentinels from The Matrix
     
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    Of course the captains of the Concordia and Valdez we're both skunk drunk. Kobe sure could have used a little autonomous pull up too.
     
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    Tragic about Kobe, but they were told don't try it. Even rescue craft were grounded before his take off. His copter was 30 years old, so yes a newer model may have helped.
     
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