I am not afraid of drones. I am afraid of the misuse drones will be put to doing.
How is this different than a piloted a/c? Drones usually take at least one less person to be convinced to participate in the misuse. Other than that, no difference, as I am just as concerned about the misuse of the police helicopter with the FLIR.
I don't think any logical person would disagree with the law of human nature that the frequency of wrongful actions increase when they become easier to commit.
You can have a lot of fun with a police chopper with FLIR. I won't post exactly how as it may break t&c's but all you need is a bucket and an extension cord.
Now I am curious ? You Aussies got nothing better to do than lose the ashes.
If your curious about that you should see what you can do with a balloon and an electric blanket or copper wire, a certain chemical and a candle
Tease! You are going to have to u2u me loledit on 22-11-2013 by ThePeaceMaker because: My poor grammar
Question for Zaph: never really seen you comment about drones, what do you make of the use of drones? You hate it or not bothered? I'm sure you have more ideas on how they operate. Just curious of what you make of drone use
Military Snipers sometimes border on murderers, but they do, on occasion, have a chance of being killed, captured, or wounded.
Killing strangers from a play-station 10K miles away is just plain murder--even if "ordered" to do so.
So you don't like artillery either than I take it?
Or ships that shoot missiles onto land.
Or any type of long range weaponry?
That's just dumb.
You're missin the point, SpookyBelle.
Artillery gunners, bomber pilots, and sailors on warships are also in range of similar weapons by the other side. They are in the field of combat and are in harm's way.
The desk jockey back in the states isn't. If one's life is not remotely in danger, and you are killing people you don't know and whose activities you are only guessing--then that is an entirely different thing from combat. It is murder by definition.
edit on 10/06/2013 by Tusks because: (no reason given)
reply to post by Spookybelle
Every time a sub launches or dives, or a fighter jet takes off, the men involved are putting themselves at considerably more danger than the guy at the desk with the X-box. The guy w/x-box is in no more danger than a 10 yo doing the same thing at home without real weapons.
Besides the "at-risk" consideration, the guy operating the drone is also looking directly at the people he is going to kill. If they are actively using weapons, that's one thing. But most reports seem to indicate the drones are being used in Pakistan---where we are not supposed to have troops. Whether you wish to recognize the after-the-fact risk to the psyche of those involved in these actions or not, it exists. And it is something I would not wish on anyone.
So you're saying the guy who is in the submarine or the fighter-jet has no more courage/risk than the guy in the cubicle with the x-box? You must be a cubicle-kind of person.
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LARS(lethal autonomous robots) are not possible with current technology and are still a long way off. They couldn't put these into use unless they were certain they could only kill enemies, it would be a publicity nightmare if one of these went rouge and started killing a bunch of civilians.