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Re: Weapons of the future (and present)

Postby Captain Awesome » Sep 5th, 2012, 5:43 pm

The deadliest weapon is a marine and his sledgehammer.

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Re: Weapons of the future (and present)

Postby Captain Awesome » Dec 12th, 2012, 9:08 pm

DARPA Captive Air Amphibious Transporters (CAAT) For Disaster Relief

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Re: Weapons of the future (and present)

Postby Captain Awesome » Dec 18th, 2012, 8:12 pm

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Re: Weapons of the future (and present)

Postby Captain Awesome » Feb 19th, 2013, 12:54 am



USMC Assault Breacher Vehicle in action - Afghanistan

Ka-boom!

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Re: Weapons of the future (and present)

Postby Captain Awesome » Mar 3rd, 2013, 11:32 pm

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Re: Weapons of the future (and present)

Postby Captain Awesome » Apr 5th, 2013, 12:18 pm

Holy crap!

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Re: Weapons of the future (and present)

Postby alexoliversen » Sep 14th, 2013, 7:45 am

Captain Awesome wrote:Holy crap!



You know if they keep pursuing such ideas, then there will be no need for humans anymore and we'd all be slaves to the machines. So are humans so stupid that they invest in their own demise? It baffles me... :P
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Re: Weapons of the future (and present)

Postby zzontar » Sep 14th, 2013, 5:14 pm

alexoliversen wrote:So are humans so stupid that they invest in their own demise?


Yes, and it is definitely baffling.
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Re: Weapons of the future (and present)

Postby Captain Awesome » Sep 14th, 2013, 5:21 pm

Nah. Machines will slave for us by doing things we don't like doing. We'll send them to the Moon to mine resources and make breakfast burritos.
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Re: Weapons of the future (and present)

Postby zzontar » Sep 14th, 2013, 5:26 pm

Captain Awesome wrote:Nah. Machines will slave for us by doing things we don't like doing. We'll send them to the Moon to mine resources and make breakfast burritos.


Yes, the military would never think about it's uses, nor would hackers and powerful madmen.
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Re: Weapons of the future (and present)

Postby Captain Awesome » Sep 14th, 2013, 5:28 pm

zzontar wrote:Yes, the military would never think about it's uses, nor would hackers and powerful madmen.


Oh no, they'll use it. But most high tech then trickle down to civil use. Like GPS, Internet, or cell phones.
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Re: Weapons of the future (and present)

Postby zzontar » Sep 14th, 2013, 8:44 pm

Captain Awesome wrote:Oh no, they'll use it. But most high tech then trickle down to civil use. Like GPS, Internet, or cell phones.


That's the scary part. Now we can be tracked, have our personal information hacked, and our calls monitored. This might not pose a problem to all people... yet, but it could end up working against us all if used for the wrong purpose. We essentially have a weapon in all our homes which CAN be used against us and easily collapse an economy. These are our modern day Trojan horses.
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Re: Weapons of the future (and present)

Postby Captain Awesome » Sep 14th, 2013, 8:52 pm

zzontar wrote: We essentially have a weapon in all our homes which CAN be used against us and easily collapse an economy. These are our modern day Trojan horses.


Well, feel free to unplug your Internet if you're scared of it.
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Re: Weapons of the future (and present)

Postby zzontar » Sep 14th, 2013, 9:05 pm

Captain Awesome wrote:Well, feel free to unplug your Internet if you're scared of it.


I'm not, but I realize it's a realistic threat. It's foolish to never use a crosswalk because there might be traffic, and it's foolish to use a crosswalk without checking for traffic first. I prefer to use it and keep an eye on traffic, but I'm just crazy that way.
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Re: Weapons of the future (and present)

Postby Captain Awesome » Sep 14th, 2013, 9:15 pm

Good for you.

Anyway.....


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