One Doomsday Scenario that should cause great concern is the threat from terrorists using drones and other flying missiles. Terrorists can deploy bombs, chemical weapons or biological agents through these mechanisms. The problem is that the technology becomes more and more accessible with each passing day. The consumer marketplace has driven an amazing amount of innovation and democratization.
For example, this video demonstrates a cruise missile launch system hidden inside a normal steel shipping container:
Several articles covered the video when it was released, such as:
At £10 million, the price is prohibitive, but the ability of hobby-level amateurs to replace these systems today at much lower price points is growing. What if small nations or groups of individuals can accomplish the same thing for $10,000?
Qassam rockets show just how inventive and resourceful guerrilla fighters can be:
If you take a look at the basic design on a cruise missile, you can see that these are not complicated machines:
You need an airframe, an engine and its fuel, and a guidance system. In 2020, it is relatively easy to do these things. There are even sites on the Internet to help you:
For the engine you can consider micro jet engines as seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAJM5L9hhBs For guidance there are now dozens of options like this:
There are no technical roadblocks to prevent any decent tinkerer from building a cruise missile.
“The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain lays out this scenario in amazing detail and offers solutions to prevent this doomsday scenario from unfolding. You can order the book today on Amazon and other retailers.