Civilian Drones for Public Safety

by wisdomhunt

The Department of Homeland Security has a solicitation out on FedBizOpps.gov for “Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety”, or civilian drones. Robotic aircraft sounds so much better though. Like a toy plane out to thwart evil.

This will surely get the kooks all riled up again for no reason.

Like I wrote before, the government can park a drone robotic aircraft outside my bathroom window and put a camera in every room of my house. I’d feel freer and safer for it.

The solicitation request requires that all drones robotic aircraft be equipped with Electro-Optical/Infra-Red sensors, as well as the technology to sniff out certain chemicals from thousands of feet from above.

Hopefully that means they can smell a pothead from a mile away and stop them before they kill themself or others, among many lesser crime-fighting tricks.

It is 2012 and 28 years late, but it is feeling more and more like the utopia envisioned by George Orwell every day.

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