Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Drones Come Home
Drones are going to become a reality for sure. There are too many practical applications for society, police and governments to ignore. But despite the probably useful practical applications, certainly this is a technology that's going to get abused. Say good bye to privacy!
So far only a dozen police departments, including ones in Miami and Seattle, have applied to the FAA for permits to fly drones. But drone advocates—who generally prefer the term UAV, for unmanned aerial vehicle—say all 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the U.S. are potential customers. They hope UAVs will soon become essential too for agriculture (checking and spraying crops, finding lost cattle), journalism (scoping out public events or celebrity backyards), weather forecasting, traffic control. “The sky’s the limit, pun intended,” says Bill Borgia, an engineer at Lockheed Martin. “Once we get UAVs in the hands of potential users, they’ll think of lots of cool applications.”
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CNN DOCUMENTARY ON DRONES...