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Robotic war

  1. Apr 2, 2009 #1

    wolram

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    Is this the ultimate tool of a super power, and a cowardly solution to conflict? would not (kings) fighting (kings) be be the best solution to war.
     
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  3. Apr 2, 2009 #2
    Would not having a war at all be a better solution to war?
     
  4. Apr 2, 2009 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    Obviously you don't appreciate the thrill of robot warfare.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joDjwtjIQS8
     
  5. Apr 2, 2009 #4

    wolram

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    For sure it would.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2009 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    If warfare is to be eliminated, it will happen through economics and information flow, not philosophy.
     
  7. Apr 2, 2009 #6

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  8. Apr 2, 2009 #7

    wolram

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    Nice one Ivan.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2009 #8
    Nikola Tesla proposed robotic warfare as a better means of conducting war. He apparently made demonstrations of radio controled robots to the military but they were not interested. Probably too expensive.
     
  10. Apr 3, 2009 #9

    Ivan Seeking

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    While in high school I gave a speech in which I argued that technology could lead to warfare in which no lives need to be lost. Of course I was looking at the world through the eyes of a young American who perceived the Soviet as the only real threat. But the idea was that once one side gained an advantage by destroying the other's defenses - say for example by destroying a space based LASER shield that guards against missile attack - the other side would simply surrender or they would face certain destruction. For many years I believed that day would come, but now it seems far less likely than before.
     
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    http://iss.whu.edu.cn/degaris/ [Broken]
     
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  12. Apr 3, 2009 #11

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    So round one is between the IDF's robotic bulldozer and the Australian's robotic haul truck.

    israel_idf_d9_bulldozer.jpg


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