posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 12:25 PM
Well I was wondering when the much talked about drones (pilot-less surveillance aircraft) would make their way to our skies. It seems Congress has
just approved the use of drones in US airspace. Any last bit of privacy you thought you may have had, will soon be gone.
“There are serious policy questions on the horizon about privacy and surveillance, by both government agencies and commercial entities,” said
Steven Aftergood, who heads the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists.
The provision in the legislation is the fruit of “a huge push by lawmakers and the defense sector to expand the use of drones” in American
airspace, she added.
According to some estimates, the commercial drone market in the United States could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars once the FAA clears
The agency projects that 30,000 drones could be in the nation’s skies by 2020.
The article states that as many as 30,000 drones will be buzzing overhead by 2020. That's 30,000 too many imo.
There are some serious questions we need to ask ourselves about our privacy and our governments all seeing eyes.
Even those of you with the most secure, hard to get to, off the map locations will now be frequented by fly-by video taking drones.
Hundreds of millions of dollars stand to be made from this venture once the FAA gives the all clear. Wonder whose buddy is going to get the contracts?
So, just wanted to put this out here for discussion. Is this a violation of our rights? Will they be used for purposes other than border patrol and
looking for drugs? Has the government gone too far with this?
Chat away. And look up, and smile, you're on camera!
edit on 24-2-2012 by imawlinn because: (no reason given)