Tag Archives: DARPA

The Final Frontier: Garrisoning Outer Space

Much like the vast oceans that cover our planet, outer space is a similarly uninhabitable environment. Without artificial life support machines and impermeable materials, humans would either drown in the water, or suffocate in the hollow. And yet these expanses … Continue reading

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The Geopolitical Importance of the Ocean to the U.S. Drone Wars

While the U.S.’ program of extrajudicial-killings-by-drone is currently underwritten by a land-based infrastructure of remote outposts called “lily pads” that house a skeletal staff, the ocean will increasingly serve as a platform for launching remotely piloted planes. There are a … Continue reading

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A Song in Praise of DARPA – brilliant video

Fantastic short video on our unmanned life from Glasgow-based Butler Brothers, the artists who previously brought you the “Ethical Governor”. Acrohym The Ethical Governor

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Losing Humanity: Ban Killer Robots

Autonomous robots are on the horizon. The military’s creative minds are seeking new ways to remove direct human control from the ‘kill chain’. At least, that’s the conclusion I gleaned from investigating some of the U.S. Department of Defense’s recent publications. One of the … Continue reading

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