Rise of the machines (documentary)

January 23, 2013

Drones can be used to do much more than kill innocent civilians in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Drones are being developed right now, not only for the US military, but also for border control agencies, police and fire departments, for government surveillance, and for a host of commercial purposes. As this short documentary Rise of the Machines (shown below) makes clear, aviation is about to undergo a radical change,  and there are important ethical and political questions that need to be addressed immediately. In the very near future, our skies will be littered with cop drones, paparazzi drones, robotic kamikaze drones, and “pocketable unmanned aircraft systems” available to consumers for all manner of purposes, threatening individual privacy and security.



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