Star Wars' IT Legacy 30 Years Later - Aerial Spy Droids = Predator Drones

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The spy droid that crashes near the Rebel base at the beginning of The Empire Strikes Back foreshadows the U.S. military's Predator drones that now fly above battlefields in Afghanistan and Iraq.
 
Star Wars, which celebrates its 30th anniversary on May 25, gave the IT industry more than a collective hobby and heroes. Many of the technologies introduced in the original 1977 film and its two sequels are now everyday technologies.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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