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Roaches, Mosquitoes and Birds: The Coming Micro-Drone Revolution

Attorney, President of The Rutherford Institute, and author of A Government of Wolves

 

“[Drones are a] game-changing technology, akin to gunpowder, the steam engine, the atomic bomb — opening up possibilities that were fiction a generation earlier but also opening up perils that were unknown a generation ago.” — Peter Singer, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution

America will never be a “no drone zone.”

That must be acknowledged from the outset. There is too much money to be made on drones, for one, and too many special interest groups — from the defense sector to law enforcement to the so-called “research” groups that are in it for purely “academic” reasons — who have a vested interest in ensuring that drones are here to stay.

At one time, there was a small glimmer of hope that these aerial threats to privacy would not come home to roost, but that all ended when Barack Obama took office and made drones the cornerstone of his war efforts. By the time President Obama signed the FAA Reauthorization Act into law in 2012, there was no turning back. The FAA opened the door for drones, once confined to the battlefields over Iraq and Afghanistan, to be used domestically for a wide range of functions, both public and private, governmental and corporate. It is expected that at least 30,000 drones will occupy U.S. airspace by 2020, ushering in a $30 billion per year industry.

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About Nathan Laurenson

Editor at The Daily Resistance, Citizen Journalist, Activist and Co Host Of Battle Of New Orleans Radio On 990 AM WGSO Airs 8pm Wed.| Resist Daily