Wednesday, 3 August 2011

The Flying Shotgun

This new Robo Cop UAV capable of taking out individuals is the sort of thing that makes me wonder why so few people in the United States aren't outraged at the amount of money that goes into killing people and blowing things up. They usually palm off a story in the press such as in this case it will be used to target pirates on the East Coast of Africa but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the fastest emerging divide is between government and the people. Yesterday's friend is tomorrow's enemy.

I first read this over at Wired and was accused of dreaming up this potential scenario but a comment below that from a former military member responded how much closer to reality it is.