On “60 Minutes” Autonomous Military Systems Displayed – Should We Be Concerned?

August 21, 2017 – Listening to the senior military staff describe the technology and its capabilities gave me the creeps. I felt like I was in a bad “Star Wars” episode, ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Zinc-based Battery May be the Breakthrough to Make Electric Vehicles Ubiquitous

April 30, 2017 – Range anxiety, recharge infrastructure. recharge time, and battery volume and weight are among the issues that continue to make electric vehicles (EVs) less attractive ... Continue Reading →

Doomsday Clock Creeps Closer to Midnight with Dropping of “Mother of all Bombs”

April 14, 2017 – When I first saw the wire story about the deployment of the largest conventional bomb ever dropped on a target, I thought is this a “fuel-air” ordinance ... Continue Reading →

The Battlefields of the Future: Robot Armies vs. Enhanced Humans

March 10, 2017 – In 1956, Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Rigg, serving in the United States Army, wrote a paper entitled, “Soldier of the Futurarmy.” In it he described ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: American Military Tests the Intelligence of Adaptive Swarm Technology

January 11, 2017 – In Michael Crichton‘s science fiction novel, Prey, which he published in 2002, he describes a self-organizing swarm of nano-sized artificial intelligent ... Continue Reading →

Both the U.S. and Russian Military Start Killer Robot Programs – the Rise of the Machines

December 25, 2016 – This is not a Merry Christmas message. In the past few weeks both the United States and Russia have admitted and even displayed robots that can be deployed ... Continue Reading →

Gene Drive: What is it? Why is the U.S. Military Concerned About it?

December 24, 2016 – Human evolution and in fact the evolution of all life on Earth is about to change because of a new technology called gene drive. It involves adding or removing ... Continue Reading →

American Intelligence Agencies to Investigate Russian Hacking of U.S. Election

December 9, 2016 – Could Russian hackers have laid the groundwork for a Donald Trump victory in the November presidential vote? The former head of the national security division ... Continue Reading →

Will Royal Navy Use Situational Awareness Artificial Intelligence in Future Combat?

October 19, 2016 – The software is called STARTLE. And that is exactly what it is meant to do, summon an equivalent to human responses to a threat and do it using a neural network ... Continue Reading →

United States and Russia Have a Nuclear Problem That Threatens All of Us

October 17, 2016 – When I was in junior high school in the fall of 1962, the October Cuban missile crisis made nuclear war a distinct reality. From October 14th to the 28th I ... Continue Reading →