Strictly speaking, it will probably end up more accurately described as a guided missile strike - they probably need a new robot now.
As for tomorrow, I suspect the future includes anti-personnel guided missiles - the moral equivalent of an offensive hand grenade or breaching charge, delivered from up to 2 km away. Alternately, they could be purely kinetic energy weapons like the EXACTO laser-guided
Such mini-missiles are designed for operating in urban terrain with minimal collateral damage, and low prices - the DRS Spike is designed to cost only $4000 a missile and $6000 for the command launch unit. Other missiles in the class are designed to be extremely inexpensive, as well.
I can practically guarantee these will make their way to future war-zone hellholes because the price is right, but I’ll be pleasantly surprised to see these stay out of SWAT arsenals until they have a legitimate need to crack open combat cyborgs. I'd be shocked if police snipers didn't end up using EXACTO bullets, though - it's a lot like what they already do, but more precise.
I know, right? That constant cavalcade of intractable security breaches requiring the replacement of perfectly good hardware, since either it’s a hardware bug (cough Qualcom cough) or just because promised software updates to patch things like Heartbleed never materialize, and with, at last estimate, thousands of malicious Google Play apps spreading rootkits, I can see how easy it is to get raped. I mean, if my alternative is paying $2/GB for flash memory, well, it’s cheaper than even the least expensive of identity fraud.
Hang on, you were talking about getting raped by Apple.
On the contrary, for people who just want a lightweight Facebook-machine, the Macbook is a boon.
You may not be in the market for one, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a market for one.
If you want a Macbook Pro, get a Macbook Pro.
It’s not like it’s rocket science, or anything.
In a nuclear rocket, the fuel and the reaction mass are two different components, and the fuel is likely to outlast the reaction mass by a massive margin, due to the nature of criticality - without enough fuel, the engine won’t work at all, so we tend to massively overfuel nuclear anything compared to the mission’s actual energy needs.
If you quit watching the keynote before the end, Cook was careful to point out that they’re using on-device intelligence.
Win-win: They don’t have to build out more servers, and we don’t have to upload our data to the butt.
The next person to mention spaghetti stacks to me is going to have his head knocked off. -- Bill Conrad