Quantum Bayesian Networks

July 28, 2013

DARPA Putting Skynet on a Fast Track

Filed under: Uncategorized — rrtucci @ 8:35 pm

Imagined conversation:

General Pershing: To build a decent Skynet, we will need a fleet of unmanned submarines that can deliver unmanned aerial and naval drones to the doorstep of any country that disagrees with us. We’ll also need a network of laser-armed sky-level platforms (maybe satellites or balloons or towers) to shoot down enemy drones. Drones are cheap to build so we can expect our enemies to use them against us in the near future.

DARPA official: But general, what if the public objects strongly to this?

General Pershing: Psss. We’ll just make it a top secret project. That way nobody can criticize us, and journalists will have almost no information to report.

DARPA official: Right ho, general. Let’s pay University XXX and Company YYY 100 billion dollars to build one. Hydra sounds like a really cool name for it, don’t you think? But who is going to control this myriad of devices. Nuclear missiles too, right?

General Pershing: No problema! This will all be controlled effortlessly by our Skynet quantum computer AI, now being developed by University XXX and Company YYY

DARPA official: Hot dog, General!

Check out the following news item, widely reported throughout the internet:

DARPA’s ‘Hydra’ would be an undersea drone carrier,
by Devin Coldewey NBC News (July 23, 2013)


The “(Hydra) Proposer’s Day” event, at which further details will be announced and initial ideas heard ahead of a broader announcement, will be held at Johns Hopkins University on Aug. 5. Darpa will be accepting proposals on Aug. 5

Solicitation Number: DARPA-SN-13-42


  1. Hm, ha! There is more…welcome to the “War On Ideas”!



    As the guy wrote years ago, “we shall want to scream and we will find no mouth … literally!!” 🙂

    Comment by Elangel Exterminador — July 30, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

  2. So, what are the chances that USA/NATO, Russia, China, Pakistan, India or Israel already has or is trying to develop unmanned aerial drones that can carry small nuclear devices? Check out



    The M-28 or M-29 Davy Crockett Weapon System(s) …was one of the smallest nuclear weapon systems ever built.

    …weighed about 51 lb (23 kg), with a yield equivalent to somewhere between 10 or 20 tons of TNT— very close to the minimum practical size and yield for a fission warhead.

    Comment by rrtucci — July 30, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

  3. DARPA project Argus, eyes in the sky, another natural use of a quantum computer AI, another piece in DARPA’s Skynet puzzle. Clearly, such a huge amount of information (from just one sensor!) is practically useless without AI.


    Check out also

    Curious as to how the Defense Department could be spying on you next? PBS checked in with DARPA about the latest in drone camera technology for the NOVA special “Rise of the Drones,” including the world’s highest-resolution camera.

    ARGUS-IS uses 368 imaging chips like those found in cell phone cameras, to stitch together a 1.8 billion pixel video.

    It can see a bird flying through a parking lot from more than three miles in the air.

    It can store a million terabytes of video a day….

    Comment by rrtucci — August 3, 2013 @ 10:35 pm

  4. DARPA also wants disposable satellites (ALASA/SeeMe projects)



    14 March 2012
    “Pentagon considers on-demand disposable satellites”
    It says the satellites should cost $500,000 (£318,500) apiece.

    It adds that each constellation should consist of about 24 satellites able to stay in low-Earth orbit for 60-90 days before burning up on re-entry.

    Darpa has organised a “Proposers’ Day” to discuss the project further on 27 March.

    Comment by rrtucci — August 3, 2013 @ 11:15 pm

  5. Oh well…

    Comment by Elangel Exterminador — August 4, 2013 @ 5:09 am

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