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    The DOD is testing a swarm of autonomous, 3-D printed drones

    The DOD is testing a swarm of autonomous, 3-D printed drones
    The drones are called “Perdix” and were originally designed by engineering students at MIT
    By Magdalena Petrova |
    Video Correspondent, IDG News Service | JAN 10, 2017 3:05 PM PT

     

    The Department of Defense is testing low-cost, autonomous, micro-drones for low-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions.

    The drones, dubbed Perdix, operate as a swarm and are not individually pre-programmed. Instead, they act as a collective organism with one distributed brain for decision-making, the DOD said in a statement on Monday.

     

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  • ThouArtThat (2260 posts)
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    1. Just What We Need – Ever More Ways For The MIC To Spy On Americam Citizens

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  • zeemike (784 posts)
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    2. It reminds me of a sci fi story I read many years ago.

    About a future war where drones were used that flew about like insects and killed people…And in this future world the manufacture of the drones was done by computers that constantly improved the drones to be more  deadly. I wish I could remember the title or the author.,,but it was something like Model 21.

    I always thought that I would never live long enough to see such things, but here we are…

    You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?”
    • Peace13 (913 posts)
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      4. And yet cars still spew smog and people are still hungry. nt

      Life's too short to vote for immoral warmongers.
      • zeemike (784 posts)
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        6. Frustrating is it not?

        When death and destruction advances at a alarming rate and the quality of life does not…where is Klaatu when we need him?

        You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?”
        • Peace13 (913 posts)
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          7. Yes, very frustrating.

          We have robot protectors too.  Of course they are in human bodies to keep the peasants comfortable.

          My son’s degree is in technology. He could have a very high paying job if he were willing to design these killing machines. Robotics plus firearms, what’s not yo love?

          Life's too short to vote for immoral warmongers.
    • Blackspade (2248 posts)
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      9. It also reminds be of the Berserker series…

      by Fred Saberhagen

  • mooseprime (49 posts)
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    3. nobody finds articles like Judi Lynn!

    a whole nother batch of interesting stuff from you…thanks, Judi!!!

  • Rosa Luxemburg (1009 posts)
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    5. God help us if they get into the hands of terrorists

    I’m terrified of drones. A bad nightmare.

    The more that social democracy develops, grows, and becomes stronger, the more the enlightened masses of workers will take their own destinies, the leadership of their movement, and the determination of its direction into their own hands. Rosa Luxemburg.    
  • Blackspade (2248 posts)
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    8. The terms "swarm," "autonomous," and "drones"…

    Should never be in the same sentence.

    What could possibly go wrong?