Frightening and dangerous future of warfare as ‘Robocalypse’ is on the horizon

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Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:24 am

The latest developments in the technology of the US military appear to indicate that the next war might include mind-controlled drones.
If there is one thing the United States is increasingly adept at, its finding a way to make international warfare even scarier and unpredictable than it already is by its very definition. According to the Daily Beast, the US military has tested, on a number of occasions, a brain implant that allows a human operator to control, with their own thoughts, up to three unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), simultaneously.

According to the agency which oversaw the computer-simulated tests – the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) – the tests were conducted between June 2016 and January 2017.

The Daily Beast’s account states that the test subject, being partially paralyzed, was able to complete the tests by channelling his thoughts through a medical implant embedded in his skull, which used electroencephalogram (EEG) to interface with a computer simulation of a drone carrying out a mission in the company of two, simulated unmanned support aircraft. The support aircraft were apparently based loosely on fictional aircraft.

And how was this done? Through surgery. That’s right. The volunteer test subject, Mr Nathan Copeland, had to undergo surgery to place electrodes in his brain to successfully complete a neural interface. Through this surgery, Copeland was able to send brain signals to the drones and the drones were able to send signals back to him so that he was able to perceive the environment of the drone. The drone was then itself able to scan its environment, detect an obstacle in its pathway, and send the signal back to the operator with its recommendation.

In a separate phase of the experiment, a test subject was able to physically perceive the physical space and feel what the drone saw at the same time that the drone responded to the commands it was given. You might say that man and drone became one.

This is nucking futs, but may well be the future of 4GW in MOUT environments especially. ... s-warfare/
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Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:01 pm

This is scary as all hell and its here today. Thought Mosquitoes in the swamps were bad? There is no stoping these short of a bunker or bank vault.

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Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:16 am

It is scary for warfare I agree, but even today with the use of drones flying anywhere in the world while the “pilot” is setting in an “office” in Nevada or whereever is weird and scary as well.

The uses and implications of this tech being released in the civilian world is just as or even more scary.

The applications and consequences it will have in the future are just as scary or more so than the military uses.

The rate of knowledge growth and technology has been shown to increase exponentially “literally” since the sixties.

Try to imagine where technology will be in just 10 years.
I can’t

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