Civilian drones vs. military drones in possible new aerial war?
Grant J. Kidney — Flying, autonomous, robots (drones) are at present one of the biggest of topics on multiple fronts. In the tech arena, drones are being hailed as a ‘wicked cool’ development. In police and military sectors, drones represent the future of both war and law enforcement. In the liberty movement however, drones signal the onset of high tech tyranny, the likes of which could have only been imagined by the science fiction authors of old.
Congress has recently passed measures that would see the injection of over 30,000 drones into American skies. This terrifying establishment of a real life, Terminator-esque ‘Sky Net’ is certainly an issue to be concerned with.
Look out- drones may shoot at you
Despite claims coming from both the military and drone manufacturers alike that privacy rights will be respected once their Sky Net is fully set into motion, the arming of domestic drones forces us to reconsider all statements made by those who seek to control the flow of sensitive information.
Many in the alternative circuit- myself included- have done nothing but warn folks of the impending ‘drone apocalypse’. While it is certainly important to prepare for a time when armed robots in the sky begin shooting at us, strip away the big government overlay and drones are revealed as nothing more than souped-up toy helicopters.
According to the July 2012 edition of Wired magazine, citizen-grade drones are rivaling their military counterparts- at least in terms of the technology employed.
It’s safe to say that drones are the first technology in history where the toy industry and hobbyists are beating the military-industrial complex at its own game.
The coming drone war
The defeat of the government’s future, flying robot kill-grid is theoretically plausible if folks were to begin using citizen-grade drones to go after military-grade drones. All an aspiring drone resistance movement would need to do is attach a few guns to their own, private drones and thus a new, autonomous ‘air war’ would have commenced.
This is an author who doesn’t condone the aforementioned, aerial activity. Endorsement or not however, once drones begin shooting at people, the controllers of government should be prepared for some serious backlash on part of an armed and angry American public who will simply not tolerate the rather morbid police state on the rise at lightning pace.
Still however, even if the real life Sky Net were defeat, new forms of bug-sized drones are currently in the works and threaten privacy rights on a whole different level. Whilst drone resistance groups look for threats from above, it may just be that an army of ant-like military robots begin attacking from below, injecting deadly toxins into the bloodstreams of their unsuspecting victims.