Re: Billy, stop feeding your robot scraps from the table.

  • From: "Jerry Hargis" <CCHARGIS@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <technocracy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 08:09:03 -0500

A nuclear submarine would be a portable nuclear generator, although
maybe not on the scale that you envision.

Also keep in mind that efficient destruction is usually not a goal of
modern warfare. Crippling a combatant is more desirable than killing
them. The former ties up all sorts of resources in transportation and
care, while the latter is simply food for battlefield robots and
maggots. Maybe if the battlefield robots were picky eaters...

* Steve Baker (ice@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) on [07-19-00 19:15] did utter:
> Hunter <hunters@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > What Neil's reply said is exactly what I find so scary.
>   Humans and tanks will be cheaper and more effective for quite some
time I
> should think.  Besides, nuclear power is a much more efficient and
> long term energy source if you want to build a roaming people eating

And then Neil said:

"Okay, well obviously ice has no sense of fiction.  I mean, think 'The
Matrix' or 'Terminator' or something. :)  Besides, can you show me a 
portable nuclear generator that we have working right now? 
hunter-seeker robots that can hunt down and find their own sources of
(albeit humans, birds, dogs, whatever) indefinately and are basically 
mass-produced disposable heros in a box that you can dump by the
out of a C-130 over enemy lines...sounds like an interesting sci-fi 
book. ;)  Oh, something like that could also be used to wipe out enemy
stores, drop them in like locusts, ravenous for wheat, corn, people,
whatever they can get their teeth into.  It's sortof a Bond-villian

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