I am so fascinated by the uproar about those snoopy drones that are reportedly going to be released to spy on us. I am a bit nervous that some drone hackers will follow me into the bathroom and watch, but if that’s what gets them satisfaction, well… no photos of me “washing up” will net them much.
What I am seeing is another electronic wonder that can be used by “the bad guys” as well as the good guys. Not surprising, this eventuality. The gamesters who were nurtured in a digital age are full of games-view, and why shouldn’t they visualize Drone Wars as the next fun place to “play war.” Except, as we can see, the little games grow into big power wars and then people actually get killed, and sometimes there is the real possibility of mass annihilation! What would Assad do with a fleet of drones, I ask you?
So the child in me is wondering what to do when little things come zooming around with their cute little propellers fanning the local air in my yard and my house. First thought: CATCH ONE to get a better look. How does one catch a little drone?
I am imagining that they are pretty smart, and assuming they have some remote data going out that will pit my abilities against the operator of this drone, whether the operator is a real human or a robot-type-entity, located at headquarters, or maybe in the cloud. (so appropriate..the cloud.)
What a great new sport, I am thinking, wondering what kind of butterfly net would work best, and how to design a stealth butterfly net to get under the drone’s radar.
What would I do after I tinkered with the little captive? Would it self destruct in my hand, and maybe actually carry a bomb or something to detonate and make me go poof?
I visualize a little collection of these things in an electronically neutralizing safe, and hash marks on the outside telling me how many of “their guys” I have collected. Like chess.
I don’t ever expect to set up an arsenal of my own, of course. I don’t really have time for that. But I wonder whether there will be “time” for drone poachers? And a jail sentence?
Just think of the budgetary implications of that!
And how will the drone-related prisoners get along, all incarcerated together… the makers who sold drones to the bad guys and the drone catchers who were just playing?
Well, it’s good for a new computer game I guess, but I don’t have time for that either.
So…just a blog. But it’s not as aery-faerie as all that, is it?
Here’s a cute one