posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 09:14 AM
reply to post by XionZap
How did the DoD usurp the authority of the FAA? I've been here with everyone else to read the stories as they've come for approval of this
drone-filled sky, each step of the way. It's been maddening to watch and it won't last like this forever...but for now? I recall FAA clearances for
DoD training all over the US, as well as 30,000 (I believe the number was) permitted applications for drone use over the civilian population within
Oh.. I sure don't like it ...but this is the least of our issues. Drones don't scare me because we are worlds away from live missile shots to ground
targets inside the US. That's Hollywood stuff outside a war here.
Eventually ..and more than one probably...we'll see drone failures kill people. Not just one person or a cop that flies it right into his own people
(See a Demo in Texas for how that works out) but a catastrophic failure. We'll see a large and heavy drone crash into a stadium crowd by mechanical
failure ...or worse, we'll see one ground hacked and used to deliberately inflict mass damage. That, as likely to come as a "prank" by stupid kids
as from anyone with ill intent, IMO.
What is above the drones...is what worries me. A drone has to be launched, flown and recovered. Satellites don't...and they've been up there with
the ability to read newspapers from orbit for more years than people have thought to consider them a threat....and more highly advanced ones are going
up all the time.
So..focus on drones and the buzzing over our heads for the danger they pose to crash into us ..but the privacy violation at wholesale levels? Ahh...
Look miles higher, IMO...then get mad about that.