Raytheon deploying Android-powered RATS on battlefields.

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Android, Android everywhere. Android, Android in my hair. In my Nook and in my car, in my netbook and in my... wait, Afghanistan? It seems defense contractor Raytheon, creators of the famous "pain ray", have launched a device called RATS: the Raytheon Android Tactical System. It allows soldiers to mark other soldiers and even UAVs as "buddies," then track their position in real time on a map, even picking up streaming video coming from above -- sort of like Latitude but putting a whole new spin on stalking. No word on how soldiers like their new devices so far, but once a Twitter app is added we're sure they won't shut up about it.
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Cablephish said:
I hope they're immune to viruses so they won't start friendly firing randomly.

A likely scenario but I know the computer systems responsible for their operation are up to date on their security systems.

If you stripped them of weaponry and add a camera you could spy on people easily like terrorists or college cheerleaders.
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Hop2089 said:
Cablephish said:
I hope they're immune to viruses so they won't start friendly firing randomly.

A likely scenario but I know the computer systems responsible for their operation are up to date on their security systems.

If you stripped them of weaponry and add a camera you could spy on people easily like terrorists or college cheerleaders.
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Thats creepy hop
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We'll just hope that these won't just randomly start shooting due to a electronic infection
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Hop2089 said:
Cablephish said:
I hope they're immune to viruses so they won't start friendly firing randomly.

A likely scenario but I know the computer systems responsible for their operation are up to date on their security systems.

If you stripped them of weaponry and add a camera you could spy on people easily like terrorists or college cheerleaders.
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Actually all it does is let you target other soldiers I don't think it shoots though...Hop...I like your idea.
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worlok375 said:
Hop2089 said:
Cablephish said:
I hope they're immune to viruses so they won't start friendly firing randomly.

A likely scenario but I know the computer systems responsible for their operation are up to date on their security systems.

If you stripped them of weaponry and add a camera you could spy on people easily like terrorists or college cheerleaders.
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Actually all it does is let you target other soldiers I don't think it shoots though...Hop...I like your idea.
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Yes, it appears you are right. Well then, lets hope it doesn't mark your buddies as targets due to an virus
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worlok375 said:
Hop2089 said:
Cablephish said:
I hope they're immune to viruses so they won't start friendly firing randomly.

A likely scenario but I know the computer systems responsible for their operation are up to date on their security systems.

If you stripped them of weaponry and add a camera you could spy on people easily like terrorists or college cheerleaders.
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Actually all it does is let you target other soldiers I don't think it shoots though

You make it sound like RL Autoaim.
 

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i wonder why gbatemp has this piece of news... is it cuz it's handheld?

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