Comment: I really enjoyed the read,

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I really enjoyed the read,

I really enjoyed the read, but have a few points and questions.

The only dialog we see in the media is how dangerous and terrifying these things are. Like sheep, everyone is becoming more skittish with each passing day.

Drone technology is already in the hands of the individual. Pandora's box has been opened. Those of us who care to, can build, tune, and fly our own (even you). Its really not much different than building your own hot-rod in the garage. These civilian drones aren't quite as automated as the government counterparts, but they are evolving very fast.

FPV (First Person View) flying is a rapidly growing hobby in all parts of the world. It is really exploding in Asia and Europe.

I personally view this technology as a tool. No different than a hammer, wrench, computer, or a gun for that matter. Like all other tools, drones can be used for good or bad. I believe that this technology (like a computer) can be used responsibly and safely for a large number of beneficial applications.

So where do the people who have figured out how to do this fit in? Should we just unlearn what we know? Do you envision that this kind of knowledge and the corresponding technologies be outlawed? If so, we have to ban R/C technology, MEMS sensors, Software, RF transmitters, basic electronic components, and modern security system technology. Or will it just be forbidden to combine the listed tech?

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein