The nightmare scenario of autonomous drones raining terror from the skies comes into sharper focus as 60 Minutes does a story about a Department of Defense test showing the successful test of a swarm of drones completing a series of tests on their own. The piece covers advancements in drone weapons technology not only in the air but on the ground and at sea.
I can think of nothing more terrifying than the high-pitched buzz of as 100 drones descending upon you in hot pursuit. The head of the program, Dr. Will Roper says in the video above, “It does feel like a plague of locusts.”
I’ve written about the dangers of autonomous drones before:
- Air Force recruitment video for Autonomous Quadrotor Drone contest
- Daniel Suarez Ted talk on Autonomous Robotic Weapons
The video concludes to say that the Perdix autonomous drone program could become operational as early as this year.