There is a lot in the news these days about drones. Primarily and most often, the military type and how they are used to kill people in war or civil
unrest, whichever the case may be. As they come to be used more and more around the world, such stories will become more common, not less so, I'm
However, there are TWO sides to drones, and one isn't Military or Government at all! In fact, not all the private side is even corporate or business.
Some is just plane neat uses which average people come up with for photography from some degree of altitude. It brings amazing results.
That brings me to the topic of my post... How would you like to see the world? I mean REALLY SEE IT, not just see the Media version which is treated,
processed, edited and generally made pretty or ugly in advance, depending on what story is being shown that day.
Here is the answer!
Most of us have become accustomed to the amazing imagery of the world available on Google's Street View, but a new site promises the same kind of
virtual tourism from the aerial perspective of drones.
Launched back in April by Switzerland-based Jan Hiersemenzel, TravelByDrone is a site that harnesses the power of YouTube and Google Maps to allow you
to explore the planet via recorded drone footage.
With the proliferation of drones .. there will be no more privacy .. got me starting to consider acquiring a good 12 guage next trip downriver ..
came out here because value my privacy and solitude .. see any drones start showing up will work on my skeet shooting skills ..
That is if the locals didnt shoot it down first .. out here in the border areas theres good reasons why the surrounding countries governments leave us
to ourselves theyve learned the hard way uninvited guests arent welcomed ..
Its good to see drones used for a positive purpose to show people the world without the propaganda and media biases .. but at the same time that
doesnt mean using them to violate peoples privacy ..
Think they need to factor in before letting people whether gov or private regs on where they can and cant fly them along with peoples right to privacy
before they let just anyone get drones.. as it is privacy is fast becoming a thing of the past in todays world ..
Now if they just show things like nature preserves .. historic sites .. wildlife in its natural habitat without disturbing the wildlife .. active
volcanos and things of that nature then that would be a good thing as people would get to see places and things that they may not have a chance to see
Drones aren't cyborgs. We're a long long way from Skynet. At least anything we're seeing is...so for now, drones are nothing but the extension of
the person controlling it. If it's a person without bad intent or malicious action? The drone is nothing to fear or be concerned about ...as long as
it's not directly overhead to fall on anyone. If it's controlled by an evil r0dent or pervert? Yeah, privacy and harassment become issues real
The thing is, we have laws against both covert video taping into private areas and harassment or stalking, however one would want to term it. Throw
the book at 'em for who screws up ..but killing the technology over the paranoia from the % of REAL abuses would be like banning cars because some
are used to violate, kidnap, rob and even run people down and kill them outright.
We book the people for the bad act, not ban the machine they abused and misused to commit it. Just my feelings.....
Cool, nice thing to share. Perhaps it's great for those people with a disability who want to discover new places. Helpful too for those travelers who
are torn between two amazing places and yet bound to only choose one.
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