Named after Taranis - Celtic God of Thunder.
So the unveiling of a fighter jet of the future looks like a UFO with a pyramid and all It is to be unmanned... What? Shouldn't we be considering a peaceful future, and ways to achieve that instead of building technology of the "future" that is designed to quickly destroy!
Is this what all those video games are preparing kids for in the future - To fly remote control weapons and aircraft from behind a screen with remote controls? Behind a screen it makes killing so much more desensitized. Horrible vision of the future these technological industrial designers are focusing on creating.
Oh Shiva you have too much power and Taranis will wield your might in the future!
LONDON (AFP) – An unmanned jet capable of striking long-range targets has been dubbed the "combat aircraft of the future" by the Ministry of Defence.
The Taranis -- named after the Celtic god of thunder -- was unveiled at a ceremony at BAE Systems in Warton, Lancashire, on Monday.
The £142.5 million prototype is the size of a light aircraft and has been equipped with stealth technology to make it virtually undetectable.
In a press release, the MoD described the Taranis as "a prototype unmanned combat aircraft of the future."
It is built to carry out intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions while its crew stays safely on the ground and can control the aircraft from anywhere in the world.
The Meaning of Life is to Eat the Apple - Me
Wisdom comes from asking questions
Nothing really matters, love is all we need. - Madonna
I predict the weather will be unpredictable this year - Sylvia Browne
An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind - Gandhi
If it doesn't make sense, it's usually not true. - Judge Judy
Does being capable of defending "oneself" or an "innocent" make a person or a group of people bad, good, or simply prepared?
If someone were to defend themselves or rush to the defense of an innocent that was being unjustly attacked, would I want to see that person successfully overcome this potentially fatal outcome by controlling or eliminating the threat with or without injury (ranging from minor to fatal) to themselves or the innocent in the process?
In the case of a group (military defense or defending an entire country for example), do I want the members of these forces to suffer the least amount of losses (...bloodshed, death) when they are called to act?
Is it unreasonable to expect that all humankind is now or will at some point in the near future be at a level of development that will provide not only the ability, but desire to remain totally at peace and never to be aggressive in any way shape or form...never, ever again?
I hope these questions are enough to begin to awaken us to the sometimes cold, cruel reality of aggression some of us do not have to face or even see in our day to day lives.
Unfortunately, there are still many who would think nothing of killing innocents for some selfish reason. Just watching the news is enough for most of us to be reminded, but because it only shows the result of such behavior, some people may not understand how it all goes down.
You cannot usually reason with the cold and cruel people who have already decided to do such things and have begun their attack. You can't just scream, "time out" and expect everything to stop, so you can "try" to reason with insanity.
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