Originally Posted by cutthemdown
Name one major battle where robots took over for humans? No humans use robots and drones on the battlefield. Your ridiculous comment they should replace front line troops is some sort of fantasy. Yeah you are based in reality alright.
What do you think "replace front line troops" means, exactly? Did you read it as my saying replace all of them? No. Think of manufacturing. How many jobs were there 50 years ago? 25? Now? How many have been "replaced" by robots? Answer: a metric **** ton.
Same will happen with the military, you watch. Robots, drones, whatever you want to call them will continue to prove successful in more and more areas (they already perform S&D, bomb disposal, mine laying/sweeping, surveying, scouting...all things that used to be done by humans). If we don't figure it out, someone else will.
Btw, this is what Obama meant by the horses and bayonets comment. You guys were so focused on whining about a perceived slight that you apparently didn't catch that.
Why is it so hard for you to adjust to the 21st century? We're 13 years in, buddy. It's time to **** or get off the pot.