Even the NY Times is allowing pointed Op-Eds questioning the Obama Admin drone program in Pakistan and its implications here at home.
The technology isn't evil. Someone might put the technology to bad use, but there are many, many legitimate uses for rc aircraft with cameras, and limiting their use to the government won't stop the bad guys from using the technology for bad purposes.
Like a gun, if you outlaw it, then only law-abiding people will be kept from obtaining it.
Be way cool when anonymous grabs one and sends it home.
Last week I saw an article about a camera they had built with an array of 360 cell phone camera chips that could capture high-definition satellite video and store it. They could basically zoom in anywhere and watch people walking around parking lots and driving around in cars. The power of such a technology is staggering. Does anybody have a link to that article?
I have been waiting for some time for such a thread to rant about the new cameras on the interstate. In Tennessee during 2012, cameras were installed at intervals along the interstate. I couldn’t tell what they were at first and it took a long time to figure it out.
Recently in Virginia, the cameras popped up on trailers with solar panels. I suppose that Virginia failed to get the permanent cameras installed by the deadline and resorted to the portable fix.
The cameras are on 40 foot poles and dangle down with a gray hemispherical bud like protuberance. I hunted up cameras on line and there are tons of them by everybody in the business. They are a wireless device. They can be installed at what ever interval or location is desired and powered with batteries. If a hunt is on, they can be wirelessly activated and provide video over the internet.
I have not looked at other states but assume that all interstates are now under surveillance when necessary