This is coolbert:
Once more the topic of Rise of the Machines. Drones of all sizes with a military application, 3D printing combined with Artificial Intelligence [AI] making for a formidable combination.
BAE Systems a firm part and parcel of the world-wide military-industrial complex surely things so. Thanks to Freeper:
"BAE Systems reveals plans for Chemputer 3D printer that chemically grows military drones"
"This futuristic concept was unveiled ahead of this year’s Farnborough International Airshow. The Chemputer sounds like something that is coming straight out of science fiction, but this is molecular-level 3D printer that grows everything from wings to electronic systems is really under development. The idea, of course, is to quickly build military equipment close to the battlefield and adapt it to overcome any geographical, technological or numerical disadvantages an army might have. What’s more, the drones are envisioned to be highly functional, flying at ultra-fast speeds and high altitudes to even outpace missile systems and provide a rapid response behind enemy lines"
The self-replicating 3D printer robots, drones, mini-drones and micro-drones. The latter specifically so deployed in enormous swarms as if a Biblical scale infestation!! Locust-like and unstoppable!!
The future is almost now? And if that AI becomes self-aware, sentient and developing an antipathy toward the human race, watch out!! Arnold, we need you now!!