Next gen fighter gives "Star Wars" a whole new meaning

Can you say "laser weapons?"

How about "robotic co-pilot?"

Northrop Grumman and Boeing each has submitted designs for the new Air Dominance Fighter.

And there's more coming that's even wilder. The rumored "Flying Triangle" is the size of an aircraft carrier and features an artificial center of gravity that can be moved around at will.

One wonders whether the shape-shifting nanotechnology fighters of science fiction that can totally change their shape depending on speed and aerodynamic variables are far away. And of course, one wonders how much longer warplanes will even need human pilots...

HT: Drudge