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Fewer Soldiers Die In The DIgital Age



April 27, 2010 – Comments (6)


Soon we will be able to get rid of many of our pilots...especially with recent advancements in GPS navigation and optics.  Drones are much cheaper to maintain,  operate, and fly.... and as evidenced in recent video can kill with stunning effectiveness.  And with the amazing accuracy of our new gen missles.....tipped with strategic nuke wareheads....we won't need many soldiers either.

And just think...all those people hoarding guns and planting food will have gone to all this work for these provide little defense in the digital age.

In the digital age....cooperation is will be the foundation for existence.

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#1) On April 27, 2010 at 11:47 PM, oshiri (< 20) wrote:

Comrade Alstrymous . . .

     One of the major problems with drones "AT PRESENT" is that they take close to 200 people to support one full mission. A typical Predator mission, for instance, lasts from 4 to 12+ hours, launched from a remote foreign airfield and controlled by a U.S. stationed crew. There are too many people in this loop, so we look to the future Comrade.

       My favorite band back in the day had a song called "Autonomy." It's where were headed. Will the drone . . .

Kill, or don't kill.

Employ high powered laser, or kinetic weapon.

Use synthetic aperture radar, or side-looking infra-red.

Be fully autonomous, or require a man-in-the-loop.

     This debate is going on, especially where nuclear weapons are deployed on a 2030 strategic bomber. The B-52, B-1, and B-2 strategic bombers will be replaced Fools. Question is, with what?

     Can you recall an autonomous bomber? Do you, should you, want to if you launch it?


     To me all this is p*ssy-sh*t Comrade Alstrymous. Once someone perfects "Ultra-Blood (c)" all bets are off. Who'll needs a liver, or drug companies, or true protection. If you can replace human blood with Ultra-Blood (c), those that have it can kill off those that don't by modifying the food and/or water supply. Ultra-Blood (c) will require zero response from the endocrine system. Poison the endocrine system and humans without Ultra-Blood (c) last 7-15 days.

     If any Fools out there knows of a company working on synthetic blood that can by-pass the endocrine organs, PLEASE TELL US! 

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#2) On April 28, 2010 at 12:01 AM, oshiri (< 20) wrote:

"The first thing I want to tell you is that there is nothing unmanned about unmanned," said USAF Major General Tom Anderson, Air Combat Command's director of requirements. "We require 1,400 pilots for 65 unmanned combat air patrols."

     1,400 pilots for 65 "unmanned" aircraft -- and that excludes time on station, the deployment/logistic tails, maintenance, intelligence analysts, decision maker, and of course the most important, the user on the ground in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, and later (Iran, Venezuela, etc).

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#3) On April 28, 2010 at 7:19 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


Then we can just focus on the missles at present.

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#4) On April 28, 2010 at 9:26 AM, carcassgrinder (33.25) wrote: must also consider the fact that it is simply government and military inefficiency that leads to 200 people required for 1 drone mission.  This is how you justify 600 billion a year in funding and more the following year.

Efficiency has to be forced upon gov't through lack of tax reciepts or other resource limiting measures.  We will always be forced to stay on top militarilly...we have no choice anymore...and if we could only afford 2 people on an unmanned mission, we would find a way to do so...but we won't unitl forced. If it can be done by one man on an can be done in real life also.... technology will bring us to that point as quickly as money demands. 

As for your UltrBlood commentary...I can't wait to research this!!!...sounds like a definite goal for the military and a very real possibilty.

Alstry, I agree, cooperation will be mandatory in the Digital Age. 

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#5) On April 28, 2010 at 1:02 PM, moneychase (< 20) wrote:


I guess I'm not very imaginative.  I don't get much of this digital age thinking.

What are some things that define the digital age?

What will life for the average peasant be like on a day to day basis?

How does the digital age make growing your own food a waste of time?

What about the digital age is exciting?  (I think I recall you stating in an earlier post somewhere that we we have  already entered the dig. age.  I must have slept through all the excitement.  Although, my wife has always said I'm not very observant.)

Cooperation will be mandatory among whom and for what?

You often seem dismayed that no one seems to care about the things you're trying to convey.  Maybe you could change that by spelling things out for the not-so-bright bulbs such as myself, instead of providing unfinished thoughts and innuendo.  As I said, I'm guess I'm not very imaginative.


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#6) On April 30, 2010 at 7:41 AM, ayekappy (< 20) wrote:

With less soldiers there are less people to potentially question orders, and you can always keep a machine silent without creating too big of a scene.

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