[ExI] Am I the only one freaked out by this? [GOV]
atymes at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 06:42:45 UTC 2017
On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 3:33 PM, John Grigg <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is the iconic and far-thinking Extropian list, and yet we are going to
> discuss mundane guns?!!!! I think every citizen should have access to rail
> guns and high powered lasers! And they will need home nuclear reactors to
> power them... I am discussing this as a home defense measure, since "every
> man's house is his castle." And well, you never know when your neighbor
> will decide to come at you with fast attack drones!
It has been noted that the attrition rate of any combat force is a
function of the number of weapons shooting at it.
Just as a theoretical exercise, how many helicopter drones - with a
mix of machine guns and autoloading bazookas, 1 weapon per drone - do
you think it would take to neutralize a typical brigade under ordinary
conditions? Assume railguns, where the rails are considered part of
the ammunition, for ease of manufacturing.
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