Rise of the Drones
Most people see drones as a controversial weapon prowling over foreign battlegrounds. But as America’s military campaigns wind down, these machines are coming home and set to change civilian lives forever.
“This is a powerful technology. No amount of hand-wringing is going to stop it,” says drone expert Peter Singer. Whether it’s a floating TV station streaming live to the web, the prying lens of the paparazzi, the police chasing a criminal or a government agency spying, small domestic drones are experiencing an exponential growth. “I wouldn’t cheat on your wife!,” laughs columnist Charles Krauthammer. But jokes aside, there are real fears over the “political, legal and ethical issues that play out with this,” argues Singer. ABC Australia reports.ARVE Error: need id and provider