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(CNBC)   Mini-nukes and mosquito-like robot weapons being primed for future warfare. Sleep tight, America   ( cnbc.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Del Monte, Nuclear weapon, Nanotechnology, conventional nuclear weapons, Louis Del Monte, prediction Del Monte, Nuclear fusion, nanoscale robots  
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2017-03-18 09:45:38 PM  
I don't want Fat Boys and blood bugs, I want a Mr Handy.
 
2017-03-18 10:23:15 PM  
Small enough to fit in Trump's hands?
 
2017-03-18 11:22:44 PM  
So I guess "nano" has become the new "cyber".
 
2017-03-19 12:09:14 AM  
Maybe I'm drunk but I feel like that article didn't say a goddamn thing.
 
2017-03-19 12:10:45 AM  

ToughActinProlactin: Maybe I'm drunk but I feel like that article didn't say a goddamn thing.


The main thing is just to worry... about something.
 
2017-03-19 12:15:42 AM  
Crusher will be the death of us all.

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2017-03-19 12:15:49 AM  
Riiiiight.  And your next take-out pizza could be a land mine.
 
2017-03-19 12:15:51 AM  
We just need snuke-sniffing pigs
 
2017-03-19 12:16:10 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2017-03-19 12:17:14 AM  
"...5 percent chance of causing human extinction by 2100."

That sucks. I wonder what the other 95 percent  is that's saving us?  Or, is that not how stats work?
 
2017-03-19 12:17:41 AM  
Scary?  This is awesome!
 
2017-03-19 12:23:44 AM  
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Fear is the mind killer.
 
2017-03-19 12:24:41 AM  
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2017-03-19 12:24:57 AM  
And we'll all be able to print our own at home on the 3D printer! Some of the substrates may be a little hard to find, but that's what Amazon is for.
 
2017-03-19 12:25:47 AM  
I mean, are they surprised that people are developing new weapons? Humans have been developing new weapons since humans became humans, this isn't exactly breaking news...
 
2017-03-19 12:26:40 AM  
Ehh, barring some interesting tech changes, BS. But the advances would be rather interesting. Figure out a viral nanobot and we get a grey goo.
 
2017-03-19 12:49:48 AM  
Anathem's Everything-Killers
 
2017-03-19 12:50:50 AM  

Dbtucky: "...5 percent chance of causing human extinction by 2100."

That sucks. I wonder what the other 95 percent  is that's saving us?  Or, is that not how stats work?


If there's even just a 5% chance of extinction per century, the next thousand years aren't looking good.

/It's actually probably a lot higher than 5%
//We should have put all our resources into permanent space colonies decades ago
///The pace of technology is probably too fast now for us to create viable settlements before we destroy ourselves
 
2017-03-19 01:04:21 AM  
shoot a nuke down a bug hole; you got a lot a dead bugs
 
2017-03-19 01:04:31 AM  
Neither Diamond Age nor Snow Crash were supposed to be instruction manuals goddammit.
 
2017-03-19 01:04:40 AM  
We have cable news and AM radio.

Nothing can be scarier than that.
 
2017-03-19 01:05:52 AM  

Tentaclefriendly: Neither Diamond Age


Like a blind stoned cowboy
 
2017-03-19 01:14:43 AM  
Are you telling me that we've been living on a robot floating in space this whole time?!
 
2017-03-19 01:32:16 AM  
Screamers?
 
2017-03-19 01:35:49 AM  

WhoGAS: Are you telling me that we've been living on a robot floating in space this whole time?!


Man, the new Doctor Who plots suck...
 
2017-03-19 01:37:49 AM  
So the arms race is about to get much bigger... er...  ...smaller.

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2017-03-19 01:41:56 AM  
I'm sure all of these new weapons will be used in a sensible manner.
/Ha!
 
2017-03-19 02:22:41 AM  
Im reassured by well publisized people with seveal letters behind thier names, who additionally talk a lot on three letter shows,  that the world is getting less violent, so this is of no concern.
 
2017-03-19 02:25:44 AM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: Im reassured by well publisized people with seveal letters behind thier names, who additionally talk a lot on three letter shows,  that the world is getting less violent, so this is of no concern.


*publicized
 
2017-03-19 02:37:28 AM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: Just another Heartland Weirdass: I'm reassured by well-publicized people with several letters behind their names, who additionally talk a lot on three-letter shows, that the world is getting less violent, so this is of no concern.

*publicized


I mean, while we're at it...
 
2017-03-19 03:13:45 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Tentaclefriendly: Neither Diamond Age

Like a blind stoned cowboy


Riding out on his horse,
To have intercourse with it
 
2017-03-19 03:26:52 AM  
i2.mirror.co.uk
Mini nuke
 
2017-03-19 03:54:14 AM  

EvilEgg: I don't want Fat Boys Men and blood bugs, I want a Mr Handy.


FTFM&Y.

Otherwise
img.fark.netI'm ready.
 
2017-03-19 04:32:07 AM  
Making a 5 pound nuke is damned near impossible because of the energy required to get to sustained fission.
  I'm not a physicist but I thought this was understood by many people.
 
2017-03-19 04:58:42 AM  

Animatronik: Making a 5 pound nuke is damned near impossible because of the energy required to get to sustained fission.
  I'm not a physicist but I thought this was understood by many people.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett_(nuclear_device)  51lb weapon in 1950s.  Now getting it much smaller with modern materials and advances may not be possible because as you said the minimum fission material required for a critical mass..

M388 Davy Crockett Operational Test
Youtube eiM-RzPHyGs
 
2017-03-19 06:08:43 AM  

TechCom: Screamers?


Underrated film.
 
2017-03-19 06:10:24 AM  

Koldbern: So the arms race is about to get much bigger... er...  ...smaller.

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It's computers......    San Dimas High School football rules!
 
2017-03-19 06:14:32 AM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: Im reassured by well publisized people with seveal letters behind thier names, who additionally talk a lot on three letter shows,  that the world is getting less violent, so this is of no concern.


Actually the science is settled on that.  It is getting less violent.  This is probably the least violent period in human history.  Certainly it's one of the least violent in the history of the United States.
 
2017-03-19 06:18:17 AM  

Animatronik: Making a 5 pound nuke is damned near impossible because of the energy required to get to sustained fission.
  I'm not a physicist but I thought this was understood by many people.


Rtfa.  It talks about a mini fusion device activated by lasers, no fission involved.  Of course, we have yet to do this even with hundreds of tons of equipment, so that's more of a stretch goal.
 
2017-03-19 06:28:33 AM  

dittybopper: Just another Heartland Weirdass: Im reassured by well publisized people with seveal letters behind thier names, who additionally talk a lot on three letter shows,  that the world is getting less violent, so this is of no concern.

 It is getting less violent.


Wrong.

http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/violence.pdf
 
2017-03-19 06:36:18 AM  
Well at least we can feel a little better knowing that Donnie is cutting off funding for science.
 
2017-03-19 06:47:15 AM  

Strongbeerrules: Riiiiight.  And your next take-out pizza could be a land mine.


My last take out pizza helped create land mines.

Stupid dog.
 
2017-03-19 07:10:12 AM  
Lame article. It would seem CNBC is helping him flog his latest book.
 
2017-03-19 07:53:57 AM  
Nothing new, at all... Already covered over 13 years ago, although mocked at then:

https://www.google.de/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=nanoweapons&btnG=Sea​r​ch&domains=WorldTribune.com&sitesearch=WorldTribune.com&gws_rd=cr&ei=8​23OWLmtCsn36ASh04TQBg

It's an archive of articles from World Tribune, normally regarded as a website full of crazies, and usually only by Farkers.

Welcome to (at least) 2004, CNBC/Fark.
 
2017-03-19 08:33:46 AM  

dittybopper: TechCom: Screamers?

Underrated film.


Agreed. Though the main guy reminds me too much of a wham era George Michael.
 
2017-03-19 08:34:56 AM  
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/ evolution
// it's not just for the living
 
2017-03-19 08:35:41 AM  
I'm collecting rocks and slings for WWIV.
 
2017-03-19 08:52:09 AM  
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2017-03-19 09:58:38 AM  

Animatronik: Making a 5 pound nuke is damned near impossible because of the energy required to get to sustained fission.
  I'm not a physicist but I thought this was understood by many people.


Already tested on the twin towers as each floor was atomized.
 
2017-03-19 10:03:24 AM  

fasahd: Well at least we can feel a little better knowing that Donnie is cutting off funding for science.


It's better to leave it with the secret black labs and the weapons developers.
 
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