@gooni You have been watching way too much Si-Fi my friend.
REALLY, I thought one could never watch too much Si-Fi.
well, one half of what I said is correct in parts. Soon, say with in the next 20 to 30 years , I would bet that there would be no or very few manned aircraft used within a war time situation.
Just look at the predator and global hawk, The US and Israeli forces have carried out many many strikes with such UAV controlled from shipping containers a good way away from the area of operation. It is just a matter of time before they replace all their assets with such vehicles.
And if the human race is still around is a few 100 years time, who is to say that we will have become a land of peace and love, their will still be conflicts, it just in our nature, unless we have bread it out by then. And that brings me to the next part of what I said, Who knows , cloning is here now , and only a mater of time before a fully functioning human will be cloned.
And who would do it I hear you ask, well the people with the big budgets i.e military powers that like spending all they can to have the upper hand against their potential enemies.
If we still had any kinda of morality, we as a society might not obgect to a cloned human if their was know higher brain activity. Just add a wifi adapter in the head and a controller board and bam meat puppet , and have pimply fat teens in front of screen with a PS3/XboX controllers or a mouse and keyboard and a headset.
What do you get them, a morally acceptable war over who knows what. No one of importance gets killed or even the general public, and free meat puppet soup for the wildlife, its all win.
But back to topic, There will be out break of fresh global conflict over the passings incident on the korean peninsula. It was just the DPRK doing it's normal thing, ohhh look at me I'm DPRK, I'm scary, give me more aid or I might do something ells.
And yes , I do watch a lot of Si-Fi( my kids names are proof of that) but a lot of docos aswell and I do read a bit too. (insert sarcasms here) You know there called books,they are made from a thing called paper, back when I was young every one had them, not this interwebs thing.