Iranian Press TV is reporting on the latest DARPA brainchild: the drone submarine, here:

US building drone subs to track, chase away enemy vessels: Report

This, really, shouldn't surprise us by now, but what should give us great pause is the trend that is now developing within the military affairs of the West in general and the American military in particular. I am certainly not the first to have commented that the increasing role of drone technology within the American military has had the effect of dehumanizing warfare, and isolating its participants from their victims: it now becomes possible to "assassinate" an individual, by remote control, but never interacting directly with the victims of "collateral damage," one may not even see them, or it, one certainly never directly encounters them. It has become a kind of video game warfare, with "soldiers" in remote rooms piloting drones with computers and joysticks.

X-box may indeed be the way World War Three is fought.

If that sounds absurd, then consider this drone submarine development. Consider the fact that for some nations, one significant leg of their nuclear deterrent is on ballistic missile submarines (the USA, Russia, France). Consider the the development of  nuclear weapons themselves: as the bombs became bigger, the control become more remote; men lived under ground, in silos, watching TV screens and computer dials, and turned keys, comfortably isolated from the Enola Gay experience of watching what a nuclear bomb would do to humans and their places of life.

Now throw in submarines, and drones: it becomes conceivable that an entire ballistic submarine could be operated without a crew, by a "skeleton" crew, or even one person, hundreds, or thousands of miles away, and as technology advances, the circle of control of such horrendous weapons narrows into fewer and fewer hands... and may ultimately arrive at a point where is is entirely in the hands of those "emulational technologies" I have blogged about the past few days...

....or worse, in the hands of whatever may be transduced by the sorts of anamnetic technologies that I have hypothesized...

See you on the flip side.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. terminally skeptical on December 5, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    While droning on, pun intended, we tend to be somewhat dismissive and insulated towards futuristic technologies outside of ourselves, believing the wolf is not yet at our doorstep. So to all of us who are still anticipating the arrival of the wolf, we’re a bit late . . . . . .by a few decades:

    • Robert Barricklow on December 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks for the link.

  2. kamutef on December 5, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    At our stage of development we still imagine that intelligence must have a physical, whereas the internet is beginning to indicate that intelligence may/can be distributed and disembodied and still function perfectly well, i.e. the visible universe itself may be a symptom of distributed intelligence.
    So we may be blissfully creating an electronic infrastructure to the precise design of some form of invisible influencing intelligence which will then take over once everything is in place.

    • jedi on December 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      damn the blood sucking seamen in the cabin boys room, full speed ahead.

  3. Robert Barricklow on December 5, 2012 at 9:13 am

  4. Tor on December 5, 2012 at 9:05 am

    John talks about this in his vision. “And I saw a Lucifer robot of the likeness of Martin Bormann, and he was piloting a drone submarine, and in his right hand was a photo id, upon which was written, ‘Nazi International Break Away Civilization, RFID No.# 666.’” This has all been prophesied in the bible, and the Mayan calendar! Pray to the friendly ghost, or you’re doomed! 🙂

  5. Margaret on December 5, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Enter the Dr. Strangelove clones . . .

  6. Frankie Calcutta on December 5, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Well, look at the bright side– maybe they can take all their robot weapons into outer space and fight WWIII on another planet, hopefully uninhabited. That is, after they use the robot weapons to hunt down the banksters and their fellow travelers. Drone holocaust? I don’t think even Steven Speilberg could have thought that one up. Chilling to think about. It would make for a good science fiction book about the last bankster and the predator drones that are hunting him down as he scurries to find a safe repository for the ancient bankster social engineering and finance alchemy tomes.

    • Frankie Calcutta on December 5, 2012 at 7:55 am

      Woops! Without the banksters you wouldn’t need to fight WWIII. My mistake.

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