JCC Drones For The Masses

Discussion in 'Community' started by Narutakikun, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Narutakikun Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 8, 2012
    star 4
    Supplementing its popular $300 AR Drone, Parrot, Inc. just introduced its new, fixed-wing eBee drove, capable of aerial photography and digitally-stabilized video, and 3D mapping. With removable wings, the eBee can be broken down in minutes and stored in a case the size of a normal suitcase. It can be hand-launched from anywhere, does not require a runway, and is fully autonomous:
    http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/12/parrots-ebee-drone-eyes-on/
    http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-ces-parrot-drone-ebee-20130108,0,6235081.story

    So... question: What do we do when there really is no privacy left? Now not only can the government send a drone to spy on our every move, but our neighbors can, too. A vengeful ex, a private investigator, a snooping reporter, a group of kids, the neighborhood busybody, the neighborhood creepy weirdo - now anybody with a couple hundred bucks to rub together can have their own drone and use it to spy on whoever they like.

    We've already gotten used to the idea of ubiquitous, internet-connected, high-definition cameras in everybody's pockets (the ones in their cell phones), which can capture anything we do in public and broadcast it to the world within minutes of our doing it. Now here's another level of that. How do we act in society when surveillance - public and private - is literally everywhere?
  2. Lord Vivec Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 17, 2006
    star 7
    Drones in the air = target practice
    Darth Somnambulous likes this.
  3. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 18, 2002
    star 7
    im sure the free market has the answer!
    Ramza likes this.
  4. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 8, 2012
    star 4
    yeah i was going to say just use your grun to take 'em out.
  5. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9
    At least beezel has a way of determining what crimes his neighbor is conducting now, that is low risk to himself.

    Costs a lot less than $14K too.
  6. Piltdown Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 3, 2002
    star 5
    Someone sticks a POS Canon camera into a kid's foam airplane and we're awash in privacy concerns.