Michael H Goldhaber on Thu, 17 Feb 2005 14:49:20 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Reducing military spending

Or just steals the US robots and reprograms them?

On Feb 16, 2005, at 6:47 PM, Ivo Skoric wrote:

> http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/16/technology/16robots.html?pagewanted=
> 1&ei=5094&en=527b7e950d00d351&hp&ex=1108616400&partner=homepage
> Pentagon says that an average soldier's upkeep, training, and
> retirement costs about $4 million. That's tax-payers money. If the
> soldier is replaced by a robot, that would cost only $230K per piece.
> And the cost of maintenance, of course, shich hopefully would be less
> than $4M. Although one never knows with new and untested technology.
> And where are they going to make them? In China?

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