All posts by Darren Beyer

Small Arms – What Will Change in 100 Years?

If you would have asked a World War I combatant what a soldier would wield one hundred years down the road, few would say “about the same as we have now!” Let’s take a look […]

Technology: Movies Getting it Right – And Wrong: Avatar

Being a techie I really enjoy science fiction movies. What ruins one for me is a technical inconsistency or failure to get a technology correct. This post is my first in a series on the […]

Robots or People? What Will Populate the Future Battlefield?

A lot of attention has been paid recently to the Obama administration’s use of drones in and around Afghanistan and in the “war on terror” in general. According to a recent New York Times article […]

The Future of Power Generation

I recently was very intrigued by this recent article in Popular Science about Lockheed-Martin developing small-scale (~100 MW) fusion power plants which can fit on the back of a truck. The implications of this are staggering. […]

MWI – The Man-Weapon Interface

Go back to 1982. Clint Eastwood had stepped out of his traditional western and Dirty Harry roles to play Mitchell Gant, an ace pilot who is recruited to steal the Soviet’s new secret weapon: the Firefox. […]

3-D Printing: Can it Enable Space Colonization?

You’re a space colonist. You’ve just embarked on a one-year journey to Jupiter’s moon Europa. It’s the adventure of a lifetime, you aspired to this, you trained for it, you got up the nerve to […]