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By Robert F. Dorr

An album of the A-6 Intruder and its prowler versions. The plane, might be such a lot significantly deployed within the Vietnam clash, replaced the nature of carrier-borne aviation via providing its commanders bombing power the place sooner than simply strike and fighter airplane might be used.

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But like other technologies discussed here, these benefits do not come without a downside. 33 The December 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where a lone gunman fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members, brought about calls for greater gun control in the United States. 34 Given today’s possibilities, one has to imagine that in the not-too-distant future, a person at home might simply download the design for a robot, print key component parts, assemble them, and build a fully functioning insect-size surveillance drone.

You do, however, know that the tiny crawling octopod could be, at a minimum, one of four things. The pictures of you undressed, taken by the spider, are now being relayed on several screens during a break in an NFL game at a local bar for the neighborhood’s amusement. You also harbor some small, perhaps paranoid concern about a more menacing possibility: your business competitor may have just sent a drone attack spider, purchased from a bankrupt military contractor, to take you out. As you beat a retreat out of the shower, your competitor tests the sample on his smartphone for a DNA match to ascertain your identity.

Indeed, the ANTS project highlights the close relationship between civilian and military applications of this sort of technology. 38 We are seeing here the same pattern as displayed in the cyber- and biotech arenas, though at a far earlier stage. The essential insights involve nonclassified breakthroughs. The skills, rarified now, will become commonplace. To the extent that the technology ends up having potent applications for attack, it is unrealistic to expect those applications to remain in the hands of militaries.

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