Police State Update: The Media’s Apathy Over Domestic DronesSubmitted by martyr_rabbit on Thu, 03/21/2013 - 11:37
The way that a recent article on NBC News talks about drone aircraft over U.S. soil sure makes them sound like simply a financial liability, as though that’s the greatest of our problems. Technology columnist Nidhi Subbaraman notes that, according to statistical estimates, drones are up to “300 times more likely to crash than small civil aircrafts.” This is mostly due to the fact that they don’t have any humans aboard, which allows them to be “pushed harder than piloted planes.” Boy, if only we could improve their durability!
Never fear, though! Drones are “getting smarter” all the time because of the fantastic contributions of university researchers and DoD contractors. Just two months ago, we even learned about a great number of colleges that have now begun offering drone piloting programs for a fast-growing job market.
Starting in 2015, as well, “regulators will begin granting permits to a wider array of small drone operators in U.S. airspace.” Just a few years from now, we can look forward to about 10,000 commercial drones operating over a number of American cities.
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