Back in 2005….

Back in 2005 a movie was released about three top fighter pilots as they join a project to develop an automated robotic stealth aircraft.

The movie bombed. “Stealth” cost $135 million to make and only made $76 million worldwide.

Now Boeing rolls out the first ‘Loyal Wingman‘  AI aircraft.

I wonder if like the movie, the ‘Loyal Wingman‘ will develop sentience

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Author: Gerry_D

I'm from Pensyltucky.

3 thoughts on “Back in 2005….”

  1. “I wonder if like the movie, the ‘Loyal Wingman‘ will develop sentience”

    An airborne AI must refuel.  No problem.  A spaceborne AI…”Dark Star”  youtu.be/5b58Zh_5VKI

    We know by observation that code is the most important cost-cutting aspect of development, from MSDOS 1.0 onward.  Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor is a hangar queen from the first pilot killed because nobody can make the oxygen system reliably perform, onward.

    Losing a $billion Mars mission because metric and Imperial units mixed pales before losing a $billion Mars mission because somebody cheaped out buying swage fittings and valves.   Apollo 13 was doomed by a safety check. The Concordes of orbit, Space Scuttles Challenger and Columbia, were killed by “ecological equivalents.”

    The NOAA N-Prime weather satellite fell to the factory floor because the operations manual omitted bolting it to the tilt table…and no technician risked insubordination by asking.

    https://ok1khl.com/image/200505201423_noaa19_3.jpg

    Professional managers are the death of the future, the only aspect of a project deliverable ahead of schedule.

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  2. Uncle Al:
    The NOAA N-Prime weather satellite fell to the factory floor because the operations manual omitted bolting it to the tilt table…and no technician risked insubordination by asking. https://ok1khl.com/image/200505201423_noaa19_3.jpg Professional managers are the death of the future, the only aspect of a project deliverable ahead of schedule.

    They should all read Conceptual Blockbusting by Stanford’s James Adams.

    https://courses.washington.edu/art166sp/documents/Spring2012/readings/week_3/2_ConceptualBlockbusting.pdf

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  3. Uncle Al:
    The NOAA N-Prime weather satellite fell to the factory floor because the operations manual omitted bolting it to the tilt table…and no technician risked insubordination by asking. https://ok1khl.com/image/200505201423_noaa19_3.jpg Professional managers are the death of the future, the only aspect of a project deliverable ahead of schedule.

    They should all read Conceptual Blockbusting by Stanford’s James Adams.

    https://courses.washington.edu/art166sp/documents/Spring2012/readings/week_3/2_ConceptualBlockbusting.pdf

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