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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:48 AM

Drones in the United States - where's the problem?


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The Problem is the technology itself lends itself to abuses
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The Problem is that the current Federal, State, and Local Governments, including police departments, are likely to abuse this technology.
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The Problem is neither of the two things I've mentioned, but something else (post below).
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There is no problem with Drones
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There's a huge problem with bullshit polls
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Response to el_bryanto (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:57 AM

1. #2 hit it spot on IMO. There are so many potentials for abuse the list is endless. It lends itself

directly into a police state. Surveillance will be unstoppable, a horrid place to live. To me, the US is on the cusp of some potentially really bad times depending on whom TPTB will become in the coming years.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:00 AM

2. Applies to anything

Guns, when they were invented or given to cops. Wiretaps, when they were invented. Computers, when they were invented. DNA tests. But, they can also contribute to more accurate ID of the guilty and cut down on bad convictions of the not guilty.

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Response to treestar (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:07 AM

4. ... nuclear weapons and the like too ... n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:21 AM

8. Huh?

Whoever said the cops should have those?

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Response to treestar (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:23 AM

9. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, no, you misunderstood me, I was just speaking of

technology having the potential for good or bad.

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Response to el_bryanto (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:04 AM

3. Whatever technology drones can mount

Is probably already available to helicopters.

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Response to jambo101 (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:09 AM

5. Good point. Not as miniature as drone technology, but good point! n/t

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Response to el_bryanto (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:15 AM

6. The problem with our use of drones is that they are already bein horribly abused

And all it can do it get worse. Right now our Government is OK with killing Americans overseas with drones, how long will it be until they do it at home. And not a single judge or jury in the loop anywhere.

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:18 AM

7. Then that's not a problem with drones at all, is it? It's an oversight problem.

Technology will not go away.

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Response to randome (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:25 AM

11. Yep, it's a management of the technology issue. Technology in coming years will probably make

drones look like child's play.

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:35 PM

14. Our government is killing Americans overseas with drones?

I havent heard about this, do you have a link?
As for the American government using drones to kill Americans in the homeland,i cant imagine a scenario where this would happen, what would be the point? if you really wanted to eliminate your people nuclear options would be far more effective.

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Response to jambo101 (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:35 PM

16. Afghanistan, and its been well publicized for months now, just do a quick search

Sorry, but I'm in a hospital bed using an IPAD and do not have a link to the information with me, but it is readily available.

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Response to el_bryanto (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:23 AM

10. Wish you could choose more than just one option

I'd choose the bullshit option in addition to what I already chose

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Response to dlwickham (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:29 AM

12. Well -thank goodness you have an opportunity to express your disapproval here nt

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:29 PM

13. is it wonderful

thank you so much for posting this

it's always good to have yet another thread on drones; I guess the thousands of other threads just weren't enough

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Response to el_bryanto (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:35 PM

15. The drone removes

the operator from direct interaction with the subject. The effect makes it much easier to push beyond ethical use.

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Response to el_bryanto (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:54 PM

17. Almost never fails

 

That a good thing will eventually, if not quickly, be used for evil purposes

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