There will be much more autonomous functioning to reduce costs and free police officers for more human tasks. Humanoid walking robots would be more in use for crowd control at games, strikes and riots. Robots will patrol city centres and trouble spots where fights are likely to break out. Robots will have reasonable speech perception and be able to ask questions and respond to answers.
Powerful soft bodied robots will be developed that can restrain people without danger of hurting them. These could then be used asrobot bouncers and security guards at nightclubs. There could also be radio tickets so robots can tell if humans have tickets and eject or detain those without. Robots will be able to spray a crowd with RFID tag darts or some futuristic equivalent so that people can be tracked after the crowd has been dispersed. They will always have a human operator on call to assist with ambiguities and to give instructions about the use of physical force.
Robots will have access to integrated databases of all information on citizens and their friends and associate circles including bank accounts, tax, motoring,shopping, criminal records and movements These will be similar to but much more advanced than the US Total Information Awareness (TIA) and MATRIX (MultistateAnti-Terrorism Information Exchange) programmes that were cancelled due to public outrage. A suspect’s movements for particular dates will be checked on the network of surveillance footage.There will also be many tiny polymer robots equipped with cameras that can besprayed into populated areas or private dwellings and that can then self-configure into larger robots to constrain criminal activity.
Originally posted by spartacus699
in reality you either have about a 20 year window to get out of north america and move to some small country or you might end up being enslaved beyond anything you thought possible.
But it will. Congress has mandated that the Federal Aviation Administration slowly open up the U.S. national airspace to non-military commercial and civilian drones, culminating in a complete integration of unmanned systems into the national airspace by 2015. Whether or not the FAA will hit its deadline is anyone’s guess (probably not), but legally speaking the groundwork is being laid.
In light of this, a potential market is emerging as well. Civil engineers have toyed with the idea of using camera- and sensor-equipped quadrotors and other fixed-wing drones to inspect civil infrastructure like bridges and dams. Utilities and energy companies likewise have explored using similar systems for pipeline and power line inspection and security. Various government agencies would like to use drone technology for everything from traffic monitoring to environmental sensing to wildfire spotting and wildlife tracking. Then there are applications like wide-area security and search and rescue--spaces where autonomous swarms of multiple aerial drones would make a huge impact.
“I think we’re going to see an explosion of small aerial vehicles for a wide range of activities,” Mellinger says. “There are a lot of cool applications for vehicles like these, and opening the airspace is going to enable them.” But, Kushleyev adds, we still don’t know what the killer app--the one that’s really going to push this technology into the mainstream--will be.
“We talk to venture capitalists, and they’re interested in million dollar businesses,” Kushleyev says “They come to us and tell us their point of view and how things should be happening. They do their own market research. And they’re still trying to figure out what this killer idea or application is, some product or some service.” But thus far, he says, these angel investors haven’t produced a million-dollar idea either.