Surveillance Drone in the US!

Samstwitch

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Colorado town to consider Drone Hunting License, $100 Bounty!

"We do not want drones in town," Phillip Steel, the Deer Trail, Colo., resident who drafted the ordinance, told Denver's ABC7 affiliate. "They fly in town, they get shot down."

Steel's proposal, recently submitted to the town board, calls for a $25 drone hunting license and outlines "rules of engagement" for hunters looking to shoot down the unmanned aerial devices:
The Town of Deer Trail shall issue a reward of $100 to any shooter who presents a valid hunting license and the following identifiable parts of an unmanned aerial vehicle whose markings and configuration are consistent with those used on any similar craft known to be owned or operated by the United States federal government.

Steel said that while he's never seen a drone flying in Deer Trail, the ordinance is a "symbolic" one.

"I do not believe in the idea of a surveillance society, and I believe we are headed that way," he said.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Deer Trail's population was 559 in 2011.

"They'll sell like hotcakes," Steel said of the proposed drone license. "It could be a huge moneymaker for the town."

David Boyd, one of Deer Field's seven board members, supports the drone ordinance.

"Even if a tiny percentage of people get online (for a) drone license, that's cool," Boyd said. "That's a lot of money to a small town like us. Could be known for it as well, which probably might be a mixed blessing, but what the heck."

There's even talk of the town—which claims to be home to "the world's first rodeo"—hosting the world's first drone hunt. "A skeet, fun-filled festival," town clerk Kim Oldfield said.

The board will consider the drone hunting ordinance on Aug. 6.
 

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FAA warns shooting at drone could result in prosecution similar to shooting at manned airplane

July 20, 2013 - People who fire guns at drones are endangering the public and property and could be prosecuted or fined, the Federal Aviation Administration warned Friday.

The FAA released a statement in response to questions about an ordinance under consideration in the tiny farming community of Deer Trail, Colo., that would encourage hunters to shoot down drowns. The administration reminded the public that it regulates the nation's airspace, including the airspace over cities and towns.

"I want to take a stand against the coming surveillance society that seems to be rushing in on us," Phillip Steel, a resident in town who drafted the ordinance and submitted it for approval by the town board, told "Fox and Friends."

Officials in the town admit they have never seen a drone plane on the Eastern Plains, but they want to make a statement that they think using unmanned surveillance planes to spy on people in the United States is wrong. They say the ordinance is mostly symbolic. They also recognize it's against federal law to destroy federal property.

The FAA for its part said a drone "hit by gunfire could crash, causing damage to persons or property on the ground, or it could collide with other objects in the air. Shooting at an unmanned aircraft could result in criminal or civil liability, just as would firing at a manned airplane." (Continued)

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What would you do if suddenly drones started filling our skies? It could definitely happen some day. Do you think people might rise up in Civil protest, or will they be passive and apathetic, as they are on pretty much everything else? To me it seems like the only issues Americans get together to protest (on any large scale) are anti-abortion laws, racial issues, and harassing gays.
 

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I would say if they are violating my personal airspace, watch out...I just shot at a mallard. You know we need to put food on the table to feed the family...I just thought it was one big ass mallard. Others may make the same honest mistake.
 

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The terrifying video that reveals what a world policed by DRONES would look like
  • Alex Cornell’s video, which is set on the streets of San Francisco gives a drone's-eye view of the city in the future
  • The film explores the technology, capability and purpose of drones which can read information about individuals, buildings and traffic far below
  • The fictional drone can fly above and around buildings looking for criminals and identify specific cars and people
By Sarah Griffiths

PUBLISHED: 13:54 EST, 12 December 2013 | UPDATED: 03:11 EST, 13 December 2013
A U.S. designer has created a thought-provoking video of what a world policed by ‘security drones’ might look like.

Alex Cornell’s video, which is set on the streets of San Francisco gives a drone's-eye view of the city and suggests what sort of security operations the controversial technology might be used for.

The film, which is called ‘Our Drone Future,’ explores the technology, capability and purpose of drones as he predicts their presence will be ‘increasingly pervasive in the skies of tomorrow’.

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Alex Cornell's video, which is set on the streets of San Francisco gives a drone's-eye view of the city and suggests what sort of security operations the controversial technology might be used for

The drone in the video which is produced by Mr Cornell, a designer and co-founder and creative director of San Francisco-based firm Firespotter Labs, is able to read information about the city far below, including the number of cars and people on Golden Gate Bridge at any given time.

‘In the near future, cities use semi-autonomous drones for urban security. Human officers monitor drone feeds remotely, and data reports are displayed with a detailed HUD (heads up display) and communicated via a simulated human voice (designed to mitigate discomfort with sentient drone technology),’ he explained on YouTube.

‘While the drones operate independently, they are “guided" by the human monitors, who can suggest alternate mission plans and ask questions,’ he said.

Terrifying VIDEO reveals 'a world policed by drones'




Mr Cornell said that in the near future, cities will use semi-autonomous drones for urban security. Human officers will monitor drone feeds remotely and data reports will be compiled about life below (pictured)

The security drone in the video can analyse traffic density, detect if there is any ‘malicious intent’ from drivers, identify specific people in cars and predict criminal activity in certain areas.

The machine specialises in predictive analysis and the security drones can re-task themselves to investigate potential threats, which raises many questions about whom is in control of whom.



The security drone in the video can analyse traffic density, detect if there is any 'malicious intent' from drivers and identify specific people in cars (pictured)



Here, the fictional drone investigates an area where it thinks might be a source of a problem. The drone can predict criminal activity in specific areas

As the video draws to a close the viewer digests just how much flying robots might be able to glean about the lives of humans below.

There is also the spectre of a ‘humans versus drones’ struggle as the robot encounters ‘fierce civilian resistance’.

While drones are currently used in wars and controlled by human operators, there are plans to roll out the technology in less sinister ways.

Amazon has announced plans to deliver packages by drone in the next five years and German delivery service DHL has just conducted a test flight that could one day see medicine flown to hard-to-reach locations using remote-controlled drones.



There is also the spectre of a 'humans versus drones' struggle as the robot encounters 'fierce civilian resistance'

Read more: The terrifying video that reveals what a world policed by DRONES would look like | Mail Online
 
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San Francisco-based designer and musician Alex Cornell has produced a video that shows what a world policed by semi-autonomous drones could look like. The short film, called 'Our Drone Future,’ explores the technology, capability and purpose of drones, according to Cornell's YouTube description. He imagines a future where cities use drones for urban security with human officers remotely monitoring drone feeds. In the footage, a security drone analyzes traffic around San Francisco's landmarks and encounters criminal activity.

 

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Back in the 50's the US asked libraries to see what books people where checking out, but they can now scan us. A kindle reader can not only tell them what books you are reading, but what portions you are viewing.

In communist russia BOOK read you!
 

Phil Wainwright

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Wow, what an interesting thread..... I never even thought about half the stuff here.......

Some of the tracking stuff has been around for a long time, just getting smarter as personal technology gets smarter.

I have been looking in some of my old books and there are circuits and build instructions for microwave cannon and also a functional emp gun as well....

Haha, wonder how long it will be before such books are banned....... You never know, electronics for beginners maybe the anarchists favourite read in 10 years time.......
 

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