Nikola Tesla’s 1898 drone patent warned us on unmanned machines

“By reason of its certain and unlimited destructiveness it will tend to bring about and maintain permanent peace among nations.” Mankind has made huge progress in the field of technology, and it is safe to say that we are in control of our technology… as of now. In the late 19th century, though, the world was far from assured about unmanned machines learning and functioning on their own. Highlighted by Instructional Technologist Matthew Schroyer, a patent owned in 1898 by innovator and inventor Nikola Tesla states his belief in the immensely destructive power of unmanned machines and drones. He affirms that such prospects of danger and destruction will lead nations to promote mutual peace. The patent states the use of machines by lending them autonomous control, along with wireless control…


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