I was just thinking, when we have ML/AI technologies, why can’t we in real life have Automated ATCs?
An ATC gives the same command everyday nearly 99 percent of the time. When there is a new request /Emergency then a human ATC can take over.
Once this is achieved, we can have flights communicating directly with ATC instead of pilots. Sort of two way virtual communication. The flight could then get all clearances and land itself in the destination without any or very less human input.
It might sound dystopian but I believe we have the technology to do that.
What do you guys think?