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Future Splodey: WoC tech

Posted December 18, 2013 into Science and Tech by John Birmingham

Thanks to Orin for hooking me up with this vid which seems to grabbed a few ideas from WoC. (Or maybe I just stole them from DARPA).

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Dino not to be confused with puts forth...

Posted December 18, 2013

Ok I'll Bite.

About 3 years ago in our backyard we saw something like a cross between a cicada and a matchbox car. Up close 400mm visual on garden plant.

It looked like an insect, 'cept for the colouring(pigment not refracted), it flew like an insect(obviously evolution had little time for this beast) but a little 'strangley'.

But we are pretty sure it wasn't an insect.

I saw it first then it came back a couple of hours later.

I could be more descriptive but I would have to "kill you afterwards" and that

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Nocturnalist is gonna tell you...

Posted December 18, 2013

wot no servo-skulls

But yeah, cheers for that. Pretty sure my next protagonist is going to be a drone operator, so all this is very handy.

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Ozsmurf ducks in to say...

Posted December 18, 2013

Looks pretty cool, though I think of the bit in the Zombie Survivaval Guide when panic spreads through all the linked troops. Cyber warfare would be pretty freaky if someone can hack the IFF system and turn friends into foes.

System crash in the middle of a fire fight would also give a new meaning to blue screen of death.

Ozsmurf ducks in to say...

Posted December 18, 2013

Oops - book version of World War Z - not Zombie Survival Guide - my bad.

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Barnesm puts forth...

Posted December 19, 2013

I expected more scenes of Bigdog haunting the battlefield and eating human flesh to power its servos.

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Sudragon is gonna tell you...

Posted December 19, 2013

Bandwidth:- how much bandwidth will it take to share all this data around? to control those drones?

Jamming/hacking:- How easy will it be to crash these battlefield networks? (why do the Americans always seem to thing they will have the tech advantage?). I keep hearing stories about non-nuke EMP devices that are easy to make. what effect will this have?

Electromagnetic Sigature:- I remember seeing on thinkgeek a t-shirt with a wireless lan logo that lit up to show signal strength. If your average infantry squad is running a battlefield network, they might stand out like a sore thumb on the EM spectrum. If they spend most of the time with it turned off, whats the pooint of carrying it?

Support:- all that whiz bang stuff will use electricity. wether it's batteries or fuel cells or something else, it still needs to be supplied, and sill increases the weight your infantryman is carrying, which has been somewhere in the reigon of Too Much for years now.

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