It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Unmanned aircraft have proved their usefulness and reliability in the war
zones of Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the pressure's on to allow them in
the skies over the United States.
The Federal Aviation Administration has been asked to issue flying rights
for a range of pilotless planes to carry out civilian and law-enforcement
functions but has been hesitant to act. Officials are worried that they
might plow into airliners, cargo planes and corporate jets that zoom
around at high altitudes, or helicopters and hot air balloons that fly as
low as a few hundred feet off the ground.
On top of that, these pilotless aircraft come in a variety of sizes. Some
are as big as a small airliner, others the size of a backpack. The tiniest
are small enough to fly through a house window.
Originally posted by Subjective Truth
Skynet is only a heart beat away what happens when computers become aware and don't want to be unplugged? How far away are we from that?
Originally posted by Exuberant1
Skynet? What are you on about...