posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 11:40 PM
something i caught wind of on the morning news, we have had a few fatal shark attacks in the last few weeks, probably a few more than usual (which
isnt many considering 95% of the population live on the coast), and this morning i hear that the South Australian Government is considering the use of
UAV's to patrol for sharks along the coastline, which on the surface is probably a good idea. We have helicoptors and patrol aircraft that keep
lookout for large predators in many areas, and this naturally sems like a good idea to reduce the manpower cost and operational cost associated with
running manned aircraft.
However, i believe this could set a dangerous precedent, we know that once something has been implemented in the western world at least, it becomes
very flexible when new uses are found or regulations are relaxed around a new peice of equipment or service. Im not suggesting there is any alterior
motive here to implement drones, but how long oce they are operational before there is some out of context crisis and someone says ''Hey, we've got
drones lying around doing nothing'' and then they get used for whatever that purpose is, then its easy to imagine they could become standard practice,
which it seems the US is already heading towards, spying on its own citizens. we are heading for George Orwells 1984 at lightspeed.
Time will tell i guess, we are going to end up with them all anyway sooner or later, its inevitable i believe
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