Double Yawn, Re: ROBOT: Global Hawk Outperforms Charles Lindbergh (by orders of magnitude)

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Wed Apr 25 2001 - 11:01:06 MDT

And I hear that, in the future, factories won't have all those dangerous belts and pulleys everywhere--they'll use these
here newfangled electrissical motors.

Seriously, autonomous surveillance aircraft are such old news that I walk under one every time I visit the Hiller
Museum. And so are RPVs. The specific comparison to Lindbergh is strained and utterly gratuitous.

Spike's prediction is utterly safe, and we've already been over it *shrug*. I bet naval aviation is the last to go, but
I could be wrong. It's certainly hella difficult for humans--see the coffee table book "No Easy Days" for examples.

Could be worse, I guess--this could be a "G" thread...


Anders Sandberg wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2001 at 11:11:42PM -0700, Spike Jones wrote:
> > I predict that as soon as practical, all our weapons and
> > surveillance systems will be drones with their controllers
> > warm and safe at home. spike

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