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Every day we seem to be getting more and more confirmation that all those tacky dystopian sci-fi movies of the 80s, from Robocop to The Running Man, actually pretty much nailed how things would be in the future. The latest piece of evidence: this promotional video for the ‘Tikad’, a remote-controlled drone developed by Duke Robotics that is armed with a machine-gun and grenade launcher.

Governments are spending more than ever before on Defense budgets today, which provides an enormous incentive to solve problems that troops currently face.

TIKAD, the Future Soldier, saves lives by replacing boots on the ground.

Duke Robotics will work with select government clients around the globe with the goal to reduce the number of deployed troops as well as empower troops with immediate air-power deployment, improving prospects of mission success, minimizing battlefield injuries, loss of life to friendly troops and saving innocent civilians.

We never seem to learn the lesson that whatever weapons ‘good guys’ create, the other side will eventually get. How long until one of these things is flying through Times Square on New Years Eve?

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