DRONE CITY: Drones may soon be hovering over your city

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Drones — those pesky small, unmanned aircrafts who’s primary job is to gather intelligence, may soon be flying over a city near you.

A new report says “drone zones” – described as designated locations where commercial and military drone tests would be conducted – will vary from small towns to major, heavily populated cities.

Although regulated by the FAA, drone tests have sparked concern over privacy. And now the news of the possibility of one hovering over your city is raising more eyebrows.

According to Breitbart News, the FAA is being urged to consider ‘geographic and climatic diversity’ and ‘the location of ground infrastructure and research needs’ when choosing their drone zones.

Basically, it’s an open field.

So don’t be surprised if you see something hovering – and collecting intelligence – over your city sometime soon.

1 Comment

  • Sam Kephart

    Domestic drone usage is ill-conceived, elitist, and end-runs our inherent Constitutional protections.

    Here are two (2), very well-produced, videos that anchor my points:

    Emmy Award-winning newscaster Shad Olson’s ‘The Great Drone Debate’, featuring US Senator John Thune (7:41):

    Here’s a mind-blowing, well-done animated short that really captures our collective angst that if the road to perdition is paved with good intentions, then domestic drones are a superhighway to an Orwellian panoptic gulag (3:22):

    For national security purposes, Americans are already subject to warrantless wiretaps of calls and emails, the warrantless GPS “tagging” of their vehicles, the domestic use of Predators or other spy-in-the-sky drones, and the Department of Homeland Security’s monitoring of all our behavior through “data fusion centers.” 

    America’s promise has always been the power of the many to rule, instead of the one. Ungoverned drone usage, particularly domestically, gives power to the one. 

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