This is an airy story. The New Scientist recently reported the following:
An array of rat brain cells has successfully flown a virtual F-22 fighter jet. The cells could one day become a more sophisticated replacement for the computers that control uncrewed aerial vehicles or, in the nearer future, form a test-bed for drugs against brain diseases such as epilepsy
Even more recently, .MIT news reported:
Aeronautics researchers at MIT have developed a manned-to-unmanned aircraft guidance system that allows a pilot in one plane to guide another unmanned airplane by speaking commands in English. In a flight test, the guidance system performed flawlessly in flight tests involving a Boeing F-15 fighter jet and a Lockheed T-33 trainer fighter jet at Edwards Air Force Base in June. The pilotless vehicle (â€¦) responded to sudden changes in plan and avoided unexpected threats en route to its destination, in real time.
Uncrewed, unmanned – we soon won’t need a word for these planes piloted by the brains cells of Rattus Rattus. Maybe RR could be be taught to type virtual English as well, and take over this blog.