posted on Aug, 9 2010 @ 11:35 PM
These type of drone hover crafts are becoming more and more a staple of the federal government. While I can see all types of military uses, the use
of such a device for news gathering is an idea I have been speaking about for some time.
Although I would have thought the big media companies would have already gone to such technology. What the big media does these days is not spend
money on anything that is really going to cover something. They get told what to cover and they even prepare the scripts for the newscasters. They
use the doctored videos that the government or big corporations provide and as such, they do not invest in things that once would have been embraced.
With a squad or army of such drones, the public or the news agencies would bring us much in way of what we are not now seeing. We only see the
illusion of media and the masses are tired of it. I for one am tired of seeing no one use their ingenuity to get what others aren't allowed to
What needs to be approached is for independent journalist, researchers, investigators to have these hover crafts equipped with a microphone and a
video camera. In such a way the operator could remotely talk to someone that the camera was observing. While this example is intended for gathering
news and information, if someone had used this type of drone hover craft in the Gulf or along beaches where BP and local authorities said were off
limits, this thing could go see and even allow one to talk to someone if you so chose.
The point is that this type of technology needs to be embraced by the upstart, independent journalist and crews as a needed piece of equipment that
will allow for live feeds from above and would ensure that the law does not harass or prevent you from seeing what it is they don't want you to
It is time for the independent news gathering types to begin using technology to go around the petty hurdles that the government and local authorities
set to prevent the public from seeing what really is going on. These thing during the BP disaster or Katrina would have showed us much. They could
even be used by first aid teams to locate people without being endangered. Anyway.
Add in that it could keep you from being arrested, detained or even killed and this type of technology has many uses that the independents need to
find out about and use as a tool in the arsenal of tools used to gather information. Need to see some business models around this subject matter. It
has the guts for making money and creating jobs. Just have to think outside the box.
Thanks for the posting. Been aware of these for a number of years and have shared this encouragement for novel uses by those with novel approaches to
gathering information that may be out of the reach of others. For a novel investment of under 3 hundred dollars more or less depending on model and
accessories, one could really go high tech and with a novel business plan, such a service could be provided. It would create jobs and most
importantly of all, it would bring us what others refuse to capture or are kept from capturing because of environmental or government
Decent posting. Good subject matter all the way around. You and others should discuss this idea and I am certain you will find many eager to support
ideas about what should have already been developed and organized into many drones among many businesses. With security and military uses, it is the
type of technology that the public could use for fun or for that not so professional research that has to have video coverage in order to be believed.
Either way it is the exact type of technology that can allow for much more latitude and freedom of capturing images that help to tell a story. Add in
the microphone, speaker, camera and you could begin capturing video from places not normally captured. I have no doubt it would bring us all things
we dearly need to see. While there are a number of good uses, I for one would use one to go where the media cannot go. Just a thought. then you
could sell those images by Internet and be really high tech. Setup a means to get paid and you and some friends could be making some money providing
a needed service to the public and the media outlets. Keep it independent and keep the government out of it and these things could do for the
internet what web sites did for the Internet and email did to expand human communication.