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Reply #75
I reckon it all depends on who is using the drone and what it's being used for.

Belfrager sounds terrified about these things, seems the only purpose he can think of is military or mass murder. Maybe it's not that bad.
Amazon had the idea of using drones to deliver small packages. It would have to be small because the drones they were/are using don't have that great a lifting capacity.

Someone has suggested that drones could be used in search and rescue work. A drone could locate a lost hiker, and that can cut down dramatically on the manpower that needs to be expended in a large forest, for example.

Much of the field work in improving drones will be in the hobby sector, as inventive minds set to work making these things lift things they probably shouldn't be lifting, and getting precision flying down so you can play games with it.

I'm not too concerned with the military coming up with drones the size of a mosquito. The Pentagon mind doesn't work that way. They'll come up with a drone the size of a B-52 that can lift an Abrams tank-- but the idea of mosquitoes carrying ebola virus--- nope, generals can't get their heads around an idea like that one. They want something big that costs a lot of money, not something that won't be noticed by the folks back home who have to be talked into financing the next boondoggle.
What would happen if a large asteroid slammed into the Earth?
According to several tests involving a watermelon and a large hammer, it would be really bad!

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Reply #76
Belfrager sounds terrified about these things, seems the only purpose he can think of is military or mass murder. Maybe it's not that bad.

Oh no, I have wonderful ideas for drones - carrying a spray of paint and painting all those f*cking vigilance camera's lenses. What about that? beautiful :)

I also have ideas for caterpillars in case you are interested... :)
A matter of attitude.

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Reply #77

Military technology is how much advanced regarding commercial one? twenty years? thirty years? just imagine what they already have ready to be used against populations.
Once upon a time, probably. Back when countries and their governments were powerful they had the means to develop technologies and keep them. These days most  research&development is done privately, and the military is behind the curve as well as ahead of it.

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Reply #78
Once upon a time, probably. Back when countries and their governments were powerful they had the means to develop technologies and keep them. These days most  research&development is done privately, and the military is behind the curve as well as ahead of it.

Research&development It's done privately but it doesn't means that we know it exists or how developed it is currently.

GPS (originally a military technology) has today a precision for the general public about 1.5 to 3 meters. For the military it will be no more than 20 centimeters.
Best satellite photography commercially available will have about one meter resolution, military use satellite resolutions that allows for face recognition software since several years ago.
And so on.

From times to times, leaks of information appears that allows people to think in much more advanced things than the above examples. I know nothing about how much such leaks can be trusted but it's a possibility that immensely advanced systems to be already under developing and testing.
A matter of attitude.

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Reply #79
Jehovah Witnesses and conceited folk have a lot in common dear Belfrager.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

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Reply #80
Here's a novel application for a tolerated drone:
Explore Britain's Tate museum after dark via robot

As I understand it anyone worldwide will be able to operate this thing and look round the museum. There's likely to be a long waiting list though.


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Reply #82
Actually... That was pretty lame.

Limited lighting, pointless control and constant commentary killed it for me. I'd much rather of just took a virtual tour or something. 


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Reply #84
Finally--- Drone technology DnD can believe in!

What would happen if a large asteroid slammed into the Earth?
According to several tests involving a watermelon and a large hammer, it would be really bad!

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Reply #85
What would happen if a large asteroid slammed into the Earth?
According to several tests involving a watermelon and a large hammer, it would be really bad!

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Reply #86
 :lol:

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Reply #87
Now that is a slight possible contradiction dear Chicago man as a while back I noticed a news item where people were being hampered flying their wee aeroplanes. Won't bother saying what country it was.  :D
"Quit you like men:be strong"


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Reply #89
Thankfully, whales don't help in drone research....
A matter of attitude.



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Reply #92
Oh yeah, I saw that before. At some point maybe they'll have hunter drones. :P

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Reply #93
Seems there has been experimenting with a human drone project.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

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Reply #94
DnD has its own drones, the kind that eagles never catch...unless the moderators are able...Never mind.


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Reply #96
It is not so much being able jimbro.
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Reply #98
I'd certainly do that if I were a tiger. Buzzing annoyances. Btw, that reminded me of this video about the abilities of modern image stabilization systems as showcased in BBC's Planet Earth 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAOKOJhzYXk

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Reply #99
Northern China drone defence:

https://youtu.be/_We-ZE0iuC8
Not the most effective defense one can think of. :)
That park has almost as many tigers as China's whole tiger population living in the wild.

BTW, an interesting documentary about the Amur Tiger:
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHq7yEdE00o[/video]