Rise of the Machines

28 minutes 8.8/10 based on 19 votes

Drones have been making the headlines lately with their military use, especially in the Middle East. When we think about drones, we picture spy planes and overseas espionage. However, as the US war efforts have been decreasing, these drones are being repurposed for non-military applications. Whether it’s a floating TV station streaming a live video feed to the web, a hard-to-detect paparazzi tool, a tool for police to use to catch suspects, or a government spying tool, the power of this technology is frightening.

There are forecasts that there will be over 30,000 drones hovering in American skies by 2020.

With great power comes great responsibility. But can we trust this power to any person or agency that has access to a drone? Legally there are few rights that Americans have to avoid being spied upon, with the United States Supreme Court declaring that individuals have no “expectation of privacy” in public places and even in their private property from public airspace.

Where do we draw the line? How can this technology remain legal while we make sure it remains in the right hands and keeping our right to privacy protected?

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  • madscirat

    Fascinating watch. Thanks for uploading.

  • Admin

    So good!

  • Dav

    I think it’s a fasinating technology for the future ahead but in reality there is so much that could go wrong. What’s to stop a person flying into a passenger plane’s engine?! A stalker using one, personally rights being affect by the use of these. These drones should only be used for the army, police officers, Fire department and so on where they can provide real help!!

    • Nope

      IMO, the people you listed should be the last people who have them. They have been proven they abuse technology more than civilians.

  • Kim

    they will definitely be misused you cannot control everybody who uses them, plus the rights of humanity, its disgusting that the US is actually considering it but then again this is the US.

  • DaveMan50

    Won’t play on my computer.

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