Discussion in 'New Science' started by Anonymous, Apr 22, 2002.
It's almost as if the whole 'war' thing is a fight to the death.
Not actually a robot, but I can see this technology being robotised before very long:
The robot soldiers could be controlled by people far away like playing a video game. Or forget the robots and just fight wars in a Call of Duty style game.
They could initially do that, but I suspect the brief will change from 'capture and conquer' to 'exterminate'. In that scenario, humans would not be needed. AI would take over entirely, and you'd have something like Fred Saberhagen's 'Berserkers'.
There's a queer thing about superconduction; that when a substance like mercury changes back from a superconducting magnetic state to it's original state as essentially non-magnetic, there is an electromagnetic pulse released outwards from the mercury.
How big is that EMP?
Probably not enough to fry a robot, I suspect.
I ran into this tidbit of info yesterday. I haven't done any further research. Get busy...I only have so much time and energy.
I don't know, but it's interesting no? You're probably some loaded dude anyways so just go send the staff to collect a few hundred pounds/stones of the mercury, then have them go collect a couple large insulated containers of liquid nitrogen. Simple, just start with a bowl full and super-cool it, then wait for it to defrost. Keep repeating until the lights in the neighborhood go out. Personally I'd stop once the fridge stops running, but this is for science right?
Nope. Not loaded. The investigation ends here, then.
OK, but you get the gist. I'm going to have to look into this more myself.
There's eagles currently that have been trained to bring down drones .. I find that comforting .. my money's on the eagles, armed drone or not, every time the eagle's going to win.
Some birds (and humans) have been mangled a bit by the rotating blades. Quite bad injuries, too.
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