[lit-ideas] Re: Speaking of weapons technology...

  • From: "Andy Amago" <aamago@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 18:01:10 -0500

Once upon a time only the U.S. had the bomb.  Now the bomb is all but 
commonplace.  How long until the undesirables have this new technology?  Or 
find a way around it?   

I just got ripped off by Home Depot ($255 worth and there's nothing I can do 
about it).  This experience confirms to me what I've been saying all along, 
that people love to hurt one another, in any way, shape or form they can do it. 
  So *of course* all the energy is going into finding bigger and better 
military weapons instead of a real solution.  

The only end to all this escalation will be, ironically, in my opinion, global 
warming, which may bring the world together to fight what will in the near 
future become a worldwide emergency.  Or it will  just ignite more war, who 
knows.  Even if it manages some cooperation, by then it will be too late.  
Yeah, I know, dooming and glooming again, except it's true.  Regarding global 
warming, virtually all scientists are in agreement it's happening and happening 
now.  Only the oil and related companies are still saying it's not happening.  
That is, in fact, why people are unaware of it, because the media is required 
to present "balanced" views, and the only views that "balance" are supplied by 
the oil companies.  That makes it look still controversial, when it's not 
controversial at all among scientists.  It's happening.  In the meantime, we 
search on for better ways to kill and hurt each other.  So weird. 

----- Original Message ----- 
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: 11/20/2006 2:38:18 PM 
Subject: [lit-ideas] Speaking of weapons technology...

Click here: Israel developing anti-militant "bionic hornet" - Yahoo! News 
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - 
Israel is using nanotechnology to try to create a robot no bigger than a hornet 
that would be able to chase, photograph and kill its targets, an Israeli 
newspaper reported on Friday. 
The flying robot, nicknamed the "bionic hornet," would be able to navigate its 
way down narrow alleyways to target otherwise unreachable enemies such as 
rocket launchers, the daily Yedioth Ahronoth said.
It is one of several weapons being developed by scientists to combat militants, 
it said. Others include super gloves that would give the user the strength of a 
"bionic man" and miniature sensors to detect suicide bombers.
The research integrates nanotechnology into Israel's security department and 
will find creative solutions to problems the army has been unable to address, 
Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres told Yedioth Ahronoth.
"The war in Lebanon proved that we need smaller weaponry. It's illogical to 
send a plane worth $100 million against a suicidal terrorist. So we are 
building futuristic weapons," Peres said.
The 34-day war in Lebanon ended with a U.N.-brokered ceasefire in mid-August. 
The war killed more than 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and 157 Israelis, 
mostly soldiers.
Prototypes for the new weapons are expected within three years, he said. 

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