Robotic Ships

Radical Warship Takes Shape

This article from the Washington Post describes the next generation of stealth destroyers that the U.S. Navy plans to build. The project is called DD(X). The ships will be 600 feet long (100 feet longer than current destroyers) and travel at 30 knots.

From the article:In other words, the staffing needs of the new destroyer are reduced by more than half because of robots.

That same level of staff reduction will be happening simultaneously throughout the U.S. economy over the next 15 years. From the Robotic Freedom article:We need to start thinking about the implications of this transformation now. See Robotic Nation for details.

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