CHINA CONTROLLING KILLER DRONES WITH THEIR MINDS
September 5 2012
Beijing, China – In a few years China will overtake the United States in terms of sheer economic volume. That eventually, inevitable, take over will clearly place the country in the forefront of powerful nations on the planet. It is a little deceiving, the number, considering the population the country has to support but will still be an impressive feat for a country that only a half century ago was barely even a nation.
With that rise in profile will come, inevitably, a great deal more influence around the world particularly in their corner of it. That influence will of course not be strictly economic, China will also be able to, and have to, exert significant military power if it wants to maintain its status as a real superpower.
To that end, China has begun working on advances in military gear that they hope will allow them to compete and even supersede other nations in the future and beyond. That means upgrades to their air force and navy but also new devices and hardware including drones, a truly indispensible tool in the military of the future, which they can apparently now just control with their minds like breathing.
“The computer can receive EEG signals via Bluetooth and convert them to specific commands to control the AR drones through WiFi,” said a Chinese official of the technology.
Apparently all the operator needs to do is think hard about what it wants the drone to do and it does it including commands such as fly, land, turn, and launch missiles to destroy target.
The technology is also apparently not all that advanced and could easily be used by regular people making it possible that China will have a billion or more drones at their disposal at any given time.
Thus far, U.S. officials have not mastered mind control over drones.
“This is certainly a pretty darn cool advance and one that could tip the power of the world. The biggest weakness China has had in general is highly-skilled people. They have volume but talent is extremely limited and that has put them behind the eight-ball when it comes to actually doing better than the U.S. Apparently though being good is irrelevant, you just need people and China has a whole lot of people,” said Scrape TV Military analyst Michael Kent. “These advances mean that China won’t have to spend years training their operators and if they aren’t as efficient as the American drones, who cares. When you have a billion you can stand to lose a few.”
It’s not clear if there is enough raw materials on the planet to facilitate that many drones which would mean of course conquering space which China is intent on doing.
“China’s attitude of quantity over quality has been seen by many observers as a major weakness in their rise to superpower status but clearly it seems to be working for them. This is no cinch, having all these drones, but it will make other countries think twice about acting. China, after all, will only have to think once to take them out,” continued Kent. “That’ a big advantage and one that could well push China over the top and make them one of the most explosive powers, literally, the world has ever even thought of and it all comes out of their clever little brains.”
U.S. officials are apparently reticent to try the technology because Americans on the whole don’t like to think about anything.
Anna Phillips, Science Correspondent