|jangbones - 2015-02-15 |
the next generation of super soldiers can be rendered ineffective by a small pothole
|Callamon - 2015-02-15 |
what is this thing supposed to do ?
It's supposed to make the terrorists laugh so hard that they don't notice the drones coming.
Roll around campgrounds. Obviously.
I'm sad that nobody got my Venture Brothers 'Walking Eye' reference.
SPK made me laugh too.
But I think if you mounted night vision cameras on these and put bombs inside, they could make cheap land predators. They look like they are able to navigate over rougher terrain than a small remote control vehicle, and if they fall off a cliff, they are fine no matter what side they land on.
I imagine a thousand cheap versions of these bumping around the mountains and streaming all the footage into a truck somewhere. They would be able to collect a lot more than a drone 5,000 feet above.
Which means fewer dead people that shouldn't be dead.
...because the stationary land mines have such a low civilian body count.
I'm not saying you don't want bad people dead, but I fear you over-estimate the accuracy with which the military can deliver on the promise of even halfway-morally defensible warfare that doesn't result in dead innocents and more radicalization. Not to mention what eventually becomes of the ordinance if one is damaged and can't be recovered.
|Caminante Nocturno - 2015-02-15 |
Do you have any idea how disappointed I am that this thing isn't big enough for someone to ride in?
Just wait. I've seen research into manned war balls in paleofuturistic magazine articles, for both WW 1 and 2. It is immediately apparent that its a retarded idea that will never get past the drawing board, which means it will never become a well-known military tragedy, which means it keeps getting suggested every few decades.
|cognitivedissonance - 2015-02-15 |
If you play World of Warcraft, you may recognize these from the Siege of Orgrimmar.
|Miss Henson's 6th grade class - 2015-02-15 |
They oughta see my robotic war balls. Kick 'em and I'll warble.
|The Mothership - 2015-02-15 |
Just aim for the tire, it'll blowout and then it won't be able to move.
|StanleyPain - 2015-02-15 |
Hey, wait! It's not the end! He's been reincarnated as a tricycle!
|MyNameIsUnimportant - 2015-02-16 |
This is supposed to keep Number Six in the Village, obviously.
|Spaceman Africa - 2015-02-16 |
I hope they make it like Gantz where it can produce assault rifles
|oddeye - 2015-02-16 |
just wait till it uncurls and raises it's shields, jedi will be running scared
|mouser - 2015-02-16 |
|garcet71283 - 2015-02-16 |
First the quadrotors then this. Dammit Valve, stop giving our military ideas.
|Aelric - 2015-02-16 |
I am the new number 2.
Who is number 1?
You are, number 6.
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