Whaling: campaigners use drones in the fight against Japanese whalers | Environment | The Observer
Sunday January 1, 2012 3:43 pm Leave a comment
Nice bit of citizen use of surveillance against the authorities. But why stop there? Why not use similar drones around the planet to spy on what else our governments are up to?
Granted, drones this big may be a bit too easy for the authorities to spot and destroy, but the next generation are going to be about the size of a small bird. The generation after that, about the size of insects. They should also be able to source energy directly from the environment (mainly solar) and will thus be able to stay on target indefinitely.
Such technology is, initially, funded by governments for use against – ostensibly – our “enemies” but increasingly against ordinary citizens. But the spinoff from their investment is the eventual commercial availability of the technology so that we can use it against our true enemies.