I just recently saw a report that the FAA would start licencing drones to fly over US cities for police departments and other non-Federal law enforcement.
Maybe I am just paranoid but this makes me nervous. The enhanced ability to spy on the public is getting to a level that seems rather excessive. No – it is excessive. Privacy seems to be going the way of the dodo bird. Go Google your name and see what comes up.
These drones are supposedly set to NOT carry any weapons of any kind. That might be how it starts off however I predict a change will take place in short order. Likely law enforcement will promote that arming drones will save police officers lives.
Who can argue against saving officers lives?
Seems like as more and more is controlled by computers and now we are going to have these drones flying around – Terminator is getting more and more realistic.
I am just waiting to see “Skynet” painting on the side of one these things.