Drones with Brains on the Horizon

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Hollywood has been trying to warn us for years that eventually technology is going to become self-aware and probably turn on its former masters (us) in order to create a utopian world for them (the machines). The next major step in this process is coming to fruition with the inclusion of drones with ‘memristors,’ or brains, in the loosest sense of the word. Essentially, these unmanned, flying computers would have a computer program on-board capable of ‘remembering’ where things are, spatially, in reference to itself. This ability could start with something as simple as registering that there is another drone in the air nearby. As the technology progresses over time the drone could be able to tell not only that there is a person within range, but also who that person is based on facial recognition software. Techy-savvy folks like Sam Tabar have learned that the applications for this new technology could range from military to Amazon delivery drones to precision agriculture.

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