There’s no doubt that voice assistants are the future… once we make sure they can’t become self-aware. Virgin Australia announced yesterday how it’s embracing the revolution — come next week, you’ll be able to check into your flights using Amazon’s Alexa.
A 29-year-old airline employee “thought to be suicidal” stole a 76-seat Q400 turboprop plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) on Friday night, eventually crashing some 48km away with fighter jets on his tail, the New York Times reported. Local authorities confirmed he is dead.
No one’s invented cloaking devices yet, so aerospace companies have to use more conventional technologies to make stealthier jets and drones. Or, you know, you could remove some technology, like BAE has with its MAGMA drone, which uses blasts of air instead of traditional flight machinery to manoeuvre.