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Game of drones


nanoBritish troops in Afghanistan are now using surveillance drones small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

The new Black Hornet Nano weighs approximately half an ounce and carries a camera for remote viewing. Used to find insurgents and view open areas before crossing, the Hornet offers “amazing capability to the guys on the ground,” according to Sgt. Christopher Petherbridge of Britain’s Brigade Reconnaissance Force.

The UK drones were developed as part of a $31 million contract for 160 units. Drones are becoming standard issue in the US, British, and other military forces of the world.

So the next time you feel the need to ease the pain of your glaucoma, or perhaps you and your partner get the urge to do something just a little odd in your bedroom, make sure the shades are shut tight–’cause it’s only a matter of time before our new little friends will be watching us, folks.

Mini Drones: Army Deploys Tiny Helicopters

Why did I let my ACLU membership lapse? Big mistake

In a comment thread at Drudge Retort, Vern Kaine just linked to this video. The scenario is conceivable. Science fiction writers have been describing this future for decades. (I’d love to have embedded the video here to save you the trouble of going to the link, but ACLU doesn’t seem to offer a way to do that. And I thought my people liked to share.)

When I buy products at my drug store, there are coupons from the manufacturer in my mail box a few days later. When I go to Amazon, they know what I like. Et-bloody-cetera.

Privacy. Hah!