Thread: Drones
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:28 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by Fedaykin View Post
Does anyone really believe they aren't planning to have automated drones ASAP?

Right now drones suffer from a huge Achilles heel, the need for a satellite uplink and the associated:

* Interface Lag. It can take seconds for a command, even a simple one like a turn, to reach a drone via satellite relay -- and there's no way to overcome that lag without developing the ability to warp space and time.

* Vulnerability to enemy interference/remote takeover.

Remote piloted drones would get their asses kicked by piloted planes, no matter the numbers advantage and g-force handling abilities.

No doubt they already have fully automated/AI versions in at least the testing phase.

Cut doesn't think it's possible.

Something about there not being enough Viagra and Centrum Silver to power them, I think.
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