Predator vs. Terminator

This xkcd comic is indeed “More Accurate.”

drone wars

via Andrew Exum

FILED UNDER: Humor, Military Affairs
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  1. Alex Knapp says:

    Wouldn’t the drone have to be covered with human flesh in order to travel back in time?

  2. Wayne says:

    And the Predator would be able to find Sarah in the middle of LA or hidden in the bunker? What about the support that the Predator requires? What if the airspace is controlled by hostile forces? It would be easily taken out. I would take the terminator especially the later models.

    Funny comic though.

  3. G.A.Phillips says:

    Wouldn’t the drone have to be covered with human flesh in order to travel back in time?

    It depends on the model, the newer T series are like liquid metal or something, they just appear to have flesh.

  4. Technically, the Predator drones are waldoes, not robots (they’re only responding to remote direction by a human operator vs. operating autonomously).

  5. kvc says:

    It looks like a couple of people need to get outside more often.

  6. rodney dill says:

    Dean Kamen’s dreams come to fruition.

  7. odograph says:

    To make the photo a little more poignant you need to put some clear bystanders, innocents, in the picture besides Sarah.

    Maybe … a wedding? No, that’d be too real.

  8. DL says:

    Wouldn’t that drone be sporting a rainbow in order to reflect reality? At the very least in the spirit of Chicago where the one who orders the hit is always elsewhere at the time it should be purple with SIEU on the wings.