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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian18 Jan 2018 7:03 p.m. PST

More than a dozen homemade drones attempted to attack two Russian military bases in Syria in the past week, while a swarm of three remote-control boats in the Red Sea rushed a Saudi-flagged oil taker…


Sobieski Inactive Member19 Jan 2018 1:12 a.m. PST

An oil-taker sounds more interesting, actually.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member19 Jan 2018 3:39 a.m. PST

Is 3 the official minimum for a "swarm"?


Stryderg19 Jan 2018 5:58 a.m. PST

Yes, anything less than 3 is a "collection".
Unfortunately, it was just a matter of time.

Major Mike19 Jan 2018 7:01 a.m. PST

Poor mans cruise missile

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 10:25 a.m. PST

All machines are amplifiers, and mass production means we empower lots of individuals. Just like the laser printer created desktop publishing YouTube makes anyone a TV producer, technology democratizes everything. Devices let everyone do more of what they would do anyway, whether you want to isolate or connect, learn or stay ignorant, grow food, gossip, spread an idea, get ahead or waste your time.

Some people want to be terrorists or guerrillas, technology will enable them to do more. So these attacks are not just predictable or expected, this is literally how things work.

The question is whether we, as developed societies, will come up with smart was to catch bad guys using technology, or just restrict everyone's access to technology even though that's a bad idea. I'm not particularly optimistic, but here's hoping.

Sobieski Inactive Member19 Jan 2018 3:09 p.m. PST

The bad guys aren't only brain-dead individuals. Do remember that they also come in very large groups with uniforms, taxes, currencies, laws, and governments too.

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