Navy “Retire” Dolphins In Switch To Robots

NPR- June 17, 2013

Twenty-four dolphins, after years of service, were being “reassigned,” so that unmanned underwater vehicles could take their place. The Navy had its reasons. The robots didn’t need constant feeding, medical attention, cages and rest. They didn’t need seven years of training. Robots could do the job on day one for less — much less. So the dolphins got sacked.

Dolphin costs crossed the great divide.
No creature swims against this tide.

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