Will Robots Replace U.S. Armed Forces?

Science fiction is becoming science fact: The robots are here.

Self-Thinking, Autonomous Drone

From the Strategy Page comes the report that UAVs may soon be true, self-thinking, autonomous craft. The report states the V replacement for the MQ-1B Predator UA, the MQ-1C Sky Warrior, recently successfully tested automatic landing and takeoff software. This makes the aircraft easier and safer to use.

Military Investigates Amnesia Beams

A team of scientists from the United States and China announced last week that, for the first time, they had found a means of selectively and safely erasing memories in mice, using the signaling molecule αCaMKII. It's a big step forward, and one that will be of considerable interest to the military, which has devoted efforts to memory manipulation as a means of treating post-traumatic stress disorder. But some military research has moved in another direction entirely.

Sci-fi Vision is a Reality

In the futurist Tom Cruise thriller Minority Report there is a scene where police outside the house of a suspect use technology to see through the walls.

DARPA Engineering New “Home Invasion” Technologies

Just when you thought the Pentagon’s Dr. Strangeloves couldn’t design anything more devilish than they have already, new plans on the drawing board may help make the science of repression an ever-more lucrative market for capitalist grifters in the defense and security industries.


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