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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:55 PM

Drones at Home Raise Fear of Surveillance Society

WASHINGTON (AP) Thousands of drones patrolling U.S. skies?

Predictions that multitudes of unmanned aircraft could be flying here within a decade are raising the specter of a "surveillance society" in which no home or backyard would be off limits to prying eyes overhead. Law enforcement, oil companies, farmers, real estate agents and many others have seen the technology that was pioneered on battlefields, and they are eager to put it to use.
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Is this an obvious sign of a coming Police State? If we do nothing it will be too late and the door will close. We will all be trapped. This does not bode well for future citizens in our precious country.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:08 PM

1. it's already a done deal. count on it. bush policy under new management nt

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:47 PM

2. We've lived in one for thirty+ years. Welcome to 1984 a bit early.

 

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:24 PM

3. It's a good thing we have a Democratic Administration...

 

Never mind, it doesn't seem to matter either way.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:29 PM

4. I'm not all that certain that its too late to bring this crap to an end, but I could easily be wrong

No police force needs a drone, not one. No nation needs an armed drone, not one.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:38 PM

5. trapped is right. it's not only drones, it's the whole computer age. every transaction you make,

 

every move you make, every communication you make is being tracked in some computer, & it's going to get worse.

surveillance overhead, surveillance in the streets, surveillance in the home & business, 24/7.

i've mused about going into the wilderness but even there spy satellites can see you.

all sorts of stuff coming down the pipeline:

"Throwbots", which can be tossed through a window or door, are standard equipment for many US police forces. These small robots - invaluable in sieges and hostage situations - are designed to always land right side up before being driven around by remote control, beaming back video from inside a building.

Now a new version can climb up and over the side of a ship, and should be an asset for anti-pirate operations, according to makers ReconRobotics of Edina, Minnesota.


http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2011/05/magnetic-scout-bots-that-can-c.html

http://npcrobotics.com/capabilities/

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