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You people are all paranoid. I was thinking of this to mean stuff like computer (or remote) controlled water bombers, and stuff like that. Not that they're going to be flooding the skys with spy drones lol. You'd probably see a lot of spy drones along your southern border, and I guess along canada as well to keep all the hippies out, but how is that any different then the surveillance that already goes on?

Drones are the future. I fully expect at some point in the future for no moving vehicle to be controlled directly by humans. All the airplanes, all the cars. Drones. I don't really expect this in my lifetime since AI research has done absolutely nothing to move forward in the last 20 years, but I fully expect this sort of thing in our childrens or our childrens childrens lifetimes.

And as for shooting a nasty little drone that's "spying" on you... are you people crazy? I can just picture a bunch of drunk rednecks shooting at the lights in the sky. Do you shoot at the police helicopters now? Or the weather or news helicopters? How about the emergency ambulance helicopters? It boggles the mind that you think so little of your neighbors that you would shoot wildly into the sky because you think the police drone of the future is spying on you and not tracking the dangerous felon who just ditched his stolen car in your neighborhood.

Sayin all canadians are hippies?

OP: I'm bettin if you see the drones, you have 10 seconds to get away from the doors and windows that are going to be flashbanged/bashed down.
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OMG NO MOAR PRIVACEE GUISE.
Get out your shotguns everybody!
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Wow.
You're aware that there are already satellites in orbit taking pictures of the ground? Have you ever heard of a little service known as Google Maps? Hit the "satellite" button. (Yes! That is your house!)
And you can't hit satellites with a shotgun. Sorry.
That's true also - to be quite frank, it's likely that the neither the FBI nor the NSA nor the CIA care about your lives. They're probably disinterested in what is most likely a garage full of casemod attempts and old 120mm fans. Although, to make things interesting, go buy a few bags of ammonium nitrate and see if any of them pop up over your house.
I honestly think that it's questionable legislation not because I'm worried about the DOHS surveilling my rose garden, but because I think it might be troublesome for propeller-driven aircraft if any such drones are able to fly at higher altitudes. Small chance, but still.

Actually, no that isn't my house. They haven't even taken pictures of my development. I've checked.
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Most police agencies in the US can't even afford upgrading their communications that don't work. They won't be able to afford any drones. I can see federal agencies using them though.

That made a lot of sense, really...

I mean those tazer guns are FREAKING EXPENSIVE! But I assure you, they will shoot them none the less!

I think you are miscalculating Government Spending, really...

There will be some states and cities that wouldn't even bat an eye at giving their police departments something like this, seriously... Not all cities are poor, truly...

Considering they are significantly cheaper than a real helicopter, oh yeah, this is VERY VIABLE!

Anyway, If it helps them catch the bad guys, I'm all for this, really...

Doubt they would send them out just to spy on people not breaking any laws...

The great thing is, I bet these are a lot quieter than a helicopter. biggrin.gif
Edited by _GTech - 2/18/12 at 8:09pm
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Well, Guns are overkill. To take one of these down just get a cheap airsoft pistol and shoot its propeller, it should crash shortly after thumb.gif If thats not enough, do the same with a paintball gun, its 2x as fun. I'll be doing the same if one of these gets within 15ft of my home.

I have an RC heli and all a BB would do if you shot the rotor is bounce off or shatter.

Edit: Oh yeah. not to mention the BB would most likely be blown off course. Doubt a paint ball would do much either maybe destabilize it for a little.
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guys u can build a "drone" fairly cheap...

it wont be intelligent tho..

u can build a quad copter for around 400 that will maintain excellent hovering
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LA TIMES
Police employ Predator drone spy planes on home front
Say hello to Skynet.

But they borrowed it, lol....

What this is about is them now being able to "fly them around town daily"....

Which in turn will indeed catch A LOT MORE CRIME...

I'm all for this truly, we need to get them watching the drug traffic more, truely...

Combine this with an intelligent software that can measure and check things, whoosh, yeah Skynet is well within reach here.. biggrin.gif
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This would definitely be really cool for shooting concerts.
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You people are ridiculous.
"No more privacy."
The air above your home was already available to be traversed by other aircraft.
Do you really think the police will fly helicopters over your house hoping to catch you pirating DVD's or something? They could care less about you specifically. It's not about you.
They won't be sending these over your houses. Not to mention most of you wouldn't have the gall to shoot one down even if they did.

good thing my local PD is too cheap to buy helicopters
   
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good thing my local PD is too cheap to buy helicopters

And mine is too cheap to afford more than like 4 patrol cars and 1 SUV
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