|The Parasite Idea is fine Sci Fi but has some holes when exposed to the real world. The Parasites have to be controlled , which means someone is emmitting. On the modern battlefield Emmitting is followed shortly thereafter by the destruction of the emmitter. So when your ''Mother'' ship goes off line because it is now an expanding Debris cloud, all your parasites become useless. Gee, I hope that mission wasn''t important. The Solution from the guys in La-La land is intelligent robots, the problam that La-La land refuses to recognise is that A robot intelligent enough to be effective is going to be intelligent enough to ask, "Why am I dying for these La-La mo fo''s?" The techno weenies better hope they have a good enough answer. Fragging is an old and time honored way of changing command. It''s simple and foolproof. Sorry, but Pilots are an unfortunate fact of life.