Tech nerds is this badass or what?

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  1. BudBudha

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...sect-drones-future-military-surveillance.html

    Is that really just a fly? Swarms of cyborg insect drones are the future of military surveillance

    The kinds of drones making the headlines daily are the heavily armed CIA and U.S. Army vehicles which routinely strike targets in Pakistan - killing terrorists and innocents alike.

    But the real high-tech story of surveillance drones is going on at a much smaller level, as tiny remote controlled vehicles based on insects are already likely being deployed.

    Over recent years a range of miniature drones, or micro air vehicles (MAVs), based on the same physics used by flying insects, have been presented to the public.

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  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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    I would fuck the shit out of that fly
     
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    and the fly will still come away unsatisfied.
     
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    Zing Reggie
     
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    [​IMG]
    counter measures
     
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    Nano technology is going to be huge. Imagine tiny nano bots that are designed to kill cancer cells being injected into someone with cancer. It's not far off.
     
  9. Peau de Soie

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    It will be badass, when and if it's real. Cute little mocked-up models don't cut it for me. But the real production quadcopter stuff is pretty cool.
     
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    Indeed fat boy slim, indeed.....
     
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    Great news for the voyeur porn industry.
     
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    :jj:
     
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    So they could put poison stingers on those insect bots and infiltrate the enemy's hq and sting the fucker's to death with poison. That would be way cool.
     
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    As long as we hide this tech from the Chinese. There is already too many of them that live too long. :coffee:
     
  15. Stew Nod

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    Our gubmint will probably fuck it up and end up using them on our own politicians....oh wait...that wouldn't be a fuck up at all
     
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    wtf the doctor is really adjusting your meds well :jj:
     
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    until that shit's turned on us .. not so kool.
     
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    Bombs and sniper bullets are a lot cheaper; I'm not sure what the real "use case" for these would be, even if all the significant costs and technical obstacles are addressed. But they will make fun toys.