Drone technology is growing by leaps and bounds, but few of us are paying due attention.
Did you know that drones can be as small as a fly, weighing less than a gram? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2660255/Worlds-smallest-drone-Robo-fly-weighs-gram.html
Add to this the news that scientists have fashioned a drone that can turn valves, which means it can also turn door knobs.
Pay attention! Drones are being used for SURVEILLANCE. The civil liberties alarm bells should be ringing in your ears.
Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:
Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that were first developed for military use.
Increasingly, however, drones are used for domestic police work in the United States, which led former Texas Department of Agriculture commissioner Jim Hightower to warn about potential privacy abuses from aerial surveillance.
Add to this the news that they’ve now developed a drone that can use its arms to turn a valve, which also means the drone can turn door knobs.
Some facts about drones from Wikipedia:
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. Its flight is controlled either autonomously by onboard computers or by the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle.
An armed UAV is known as an unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV).
Drones are usually deployed for military and special operation applications, but also used in a…
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