Re: Drone Technology
Reply #52 –
Bel, I have bad news for you. You're already accepting it, whether you know it or not.
You typed your reply on some sort of computer, which accessed the Internet. That Internet was and still is part of the military-industrial complex. "They" are spying on you right now through your device, as likely as not.
No, you can't escape. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated into the collective. Your cattle will be raped and your women will be rustled. Don't ask what that means, you don't want to know.
OK-- attempt at humor aside, here's the facts: Much of what we use today is the result of military hardware being put to civilian use. Fly from Lisbon to London on a commercial airliner? The first airplane was built with military purposes in mind, and the first big advances in aviation came about as the result of military applications of the aircraft. The airplane became viable because of military needs, and we turned these craft to civilian use as they became available.
I've already mentioned GPS. That started out as a military device, quickly becoming adapted to civilian navigational purposes.
I get quite a bit of information from the weather websites-- here, I favor Accuweather--and of course I look at regional radar coverage for the American Midwest since I'm likely to go somewhere in the region. The British made the earliest serious efforts at this-- for military purposes when it turned out that radio waves bounced off of aircraft and you could see the enemy coming earlier. Of course the military uses radar to this day-- you won't see a destroyer without a set on board.
The Internet got its start as the Arpanet-- at least around here-- and it was communication between the big universities and the military establishment. You wonder why such a heavy CIA/FBI/NSA presence exists on the Internet-- who do you think invented the thing?
And you worry about drones. It's a little late to bolt and bar the door, the horse has run off some time ago.