My first thought is “no”


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I’m supposed to be fair and rational. I’m supposed to give new ideas a fair shake. I’m supposed to ask first, fire later. But drones? Really? This is the latest tech toy we absolutely have to have?

OK, I’ll ask and learn, but I’m not optimistic about warming to this idea. I know they aren’t the drones we hear about on the news in Iraq, but I still see it as a step further away from human interaction and decision-making. Even if I can be convinced that we – cities — need small, pilotless, helicopter-like vehicles for surveillance and searches, does every city have to have a drone or two? Couldn’t we have a regional holder of the drones? We could check them out as needed and share the cost maybe. And we could have a thoughtful conversation about whether we really need them and under what circumstances they should be checked out of the regional drone library.

Apparently we’re already under way since we’re training operators. How did that happen?

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Comment from Charlie the Computer Guy
Time May 11, 2012 at 10:18 am

That is concerning. Please be a voice against it. There isn’t any reason to be militarizing our police force. Crime is going down… so why heighten police surveillance?

Comment from Natalie Van Dijck
Time June 4, 2012 at 12:53 pm

This looks almost surreal, movie based. I am from The Netherlands (Europe) and we do not have those drones (I think /hope). I totally agree with your point of view and think it is important to share these concerns. Thank you.

Comment from game iwin
Time June 21, 2012 at 1:15 am

hi i like it

Comment from kho game mobile
Time October 11, 2012 at 3:21 am

Crime is going down

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