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(YouTube)   DHS has autonomous drones that can capture humans via a net. A.K.A. Skynet, literally   (youtube.com) divider line 18
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2013-03-29 08:29:09 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-29 08:40:19 AM  
Ok, seriously. WHY do we need these for use on our own people?
 
2013-03-29 09:19:41 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Ok, seriously. WHY do we need these for use on our own people?


some of our own people are ... inconvenient or embarassing.
 
2013-03-29 09:32:48 AM  
I wonder how shotgun resistant said drone is?
 
2013-03-29 09:54:52 AM  

jaybeezey: I wonder how shotgun resistant said drone is?




When going against a state, you can assume they'll deploy these in the hundreds.
Unless people take to carrying their shotguns everywhere, they won't be able to blow them out the sky fast enough.
 
2013-03-29 09:56:06 AM  
1984 called.

It wants its surveillance culture dystopia back.
 
2013-03-29 11:00:46 AM  
i lost all interest listening to the narrator.  I have a sudden urge to drink the kool-aid to free myself of my worldly bonds.

/plus, all i could think about after reading the headlines is the Planet Of The Apes.  Apes on horses with nets.
 
2013-03-29 11:35:12 AM  
Oh yeah, this guy is someone you can take completely seriously.  I mean on another video in his channel he exposes the "Illuminati symbolism in the new Justin Timberlake video".  He is also associated with Infowars, so he is completely and totally sane and you can trust him without fail.
 
2013-03-29 01:37:25 PM  
www.screeninsults.com
 
2013-03-29 04:24:14 PM  
I prefer the lighter-than-air version:

www.tvworthwatching.com
 
2013-03-29 05:25:25 PM  
Regardless of where you fall on the "sane and rational" to "batfark insane" scale, everyone should be able to agree that it's only a matter of time before we're all doomed due to stuff like this.  School shooters?  Hell, just wait until the first genius-level mind snaps and sends out a handful of drones armed with a 22 pistol and a few dozen bullets each.
 
2013-03-29 05:52:36 PM  

OniExpress: Regardless of where you fall on the "sane and rational" to "batfark insane" scale, everyone should be able to agree that it's only a matter of time before we're all doomed due to stuff like this.  School shooters?  Hell, just wait until the first genius-level mind snaps and sends out a handful of drones armed with a 22 pistol and a few dozen bullets each.


There's nothing to stop them making bigger drones with heavy artillery attached.

I wonder how big they can make them? Size of a tank?

I imagine Governments around the world would be arming thousands of those things and then use them for riot control.

Disperse citizens, that was a warning shot.
 
2013-03-29 06:48:52 PM  

dionysusaur: ThatBillmanGuy: Ok, seriously. WHY do we need these for use on our own people?

some of our own people are ... inconvenient or embarassing.


especially when the US goes down the austerity path.  There WILL be people with guns trying to get their money out of the bank when it reopens.  Talk about inconvenient and embarassing..
 
2013-03-29 06:53:22 PM  

weapon13: OniExpress: Regardless of where you fall on the "sane and rational" to "batfark insane" scale, everyone should be able to agree that it's only a matter of time before we're all doomed due to stuff like this.  School shooters?  Hell, just wait until the first genius-level mind snaps and sends out a handful of drones armed with a 22 pistol and a few dozen bullets each.

There's nothing to stop them making bigger drones with heavy artillery attached.

I wonder how big they can make them? Size of a tank?

I imagine Governments around the world would be arming thousands of those things and then use them for riot control.

Disperse citizens, that was a warning shot.




At present there is still the matter of control.
Drones work best against civilians because we don't try to jam their communications yet. The government could program them to do more autonomously, but then you've got nothing better than a flying landmine looking for a target.

There have already been incidents of drone communications being intercepted overseas. With the Internet spreading information and an entirely different level of technical skill in the west, I think the pitfalls of trusting a remote controlled toy in war are just waiting to become stupidly apparent.
Which leads to to either the afore mentioned flying landmines, or robots that can only work on an unprepared populace.

/Unless they powers that be go and ban radio shack first, of course.
/with the nanny state looking to become a nanny empire, that isn't outside the realm of possibility.
 
2013-03-29 08:35:55 PM  
If it wasn't for subby's headline and Illuminati Conspiracy Narrator, it wouldn't have occurred to me that Obama, by way of DHS, had funded the development of sadistic torture roto-droids that could grab me and toss me into a net, whereupon I'd be launched repeatedly into the air for the amusement of their metal overlords.

I would use this technolgy for say, catching people jumping from burning buildings, lifting disaster supplies from point A to B in the middle of earthquake rubblized urban areas when a CH-47 wasn't parked nearby, or delivering tacos.
 
2013-03-30 12:38:16 PM  

Prussian_Roulette: If it wasn't for subby's headline and Illuminati Conspiracy Narrator, it wouldn't have occurred to me that Obama, by way of DHS, had funded the development of sadistic torture roto-droids that could grab me and toss me into a net, whereupon I'd be launched repeatedly into the air for the amusement of their metal overlords.

I would use this technolgy for say, catching people jumping from burning buildings, lifting disaster supplies from point A to B in the middle of earthquake rubblized urban areas when a CH-47 wasn't parked nearby, or delivering tacos.


You've got something there.  Imagine if every police dept responded to  sucicidal jumper or hi-rise fire by deploying their "people catcher" drone system.  Wouldn't everyone embrace this new technology that can catch humans?    Granted they would probably appreciate it if they took the "toss it up in the air" loop out of their program.
 
2013-03-30 06:15:43 PM  

Buggar:    Granted they would probably appreciate it if they took the "toss it up in the air" loop out of their program.


But that's the best part!
 
2013-03-31 07:33:33 PM  

way south: weapon13: OniExpress: Regardless of where you fall on the "sane and rational" to "batfark insane" scale, everyone should be able to agree that it's only a matter of time before we're all doomed due to stuff like this.  School shooters?  Hell, just wait until the first genius-level mind snaps and sends out a handful of drones armed with a 22 pistol and a few dozen bullets each.

There's nothing to stop them making bigger drones with heavy artillery attached.

I wonder how big they can make them? Size of a tank?

I imagine Governments around the world would be arming thousands of those things and then use them for riot control.

Disperse citizens, that was a warning shot.

At present there is still the matter of control.
Drones work best against civilians because we don't try to jam their communications yet. The government could program them to do more autonomously, but then you've got nothing better than a flying landmine looking for a target.

There have already been incidents of drone communications being intercepted overseas. With the Internet spreading information and an entirely different level of technical skill in the west, I think the pitfalls of trusting a remote controlled toy in war are just waiting to become stupidly apparent.
Which leads to to either the afore mentioned flying landmines, or robots that can only work on an unprepared populace.

/Unless they powers that be go and ban radio shack first, of course.
/with the nanny state looking to become a nanny empire, that isn't outside the realm of possibility.


Thing is, a lot of those issues are because government tech in the US is (arguably) usually designed and used by idiots and manufactured by the lowest bidder.  The issue with video feeds being intercepted?  They've known about that, in technology-land, quite literally forever.  Still hasn't been fixed.  For all I know, the government doesn't even have enough rights to the software to make the necessary changes even if they knew how.

Also, with sufficient signal strength (or going with a straight up/down satellite link) it would be incredibly hard to override the control signal to the point of making a drone useless.  It's like the signal-to-noise ratio with wifi; with a powerful enough pair of transmitters, you're going to have a hard time making enough background interference to kill the signal.

I'd say that the main reason that we don't have a fleet different drones with numbers in the low hundreds that can overrun just about any opposing force is more a factor that no one competent enough has been given the resources to do so.  We've seen quad-drones fire guns, there's the quadruped robots that I'm honestly amazed haven't had machine guns strapped to them, not to mention a horde of other models that are either combat capable or could be easily modified.  One of those quad-copters with a gun?  You could bang one of those out for less than the cost of a bullet-proof vest and an assault rifle.  Frankly speaking, I would not take bets against a dozen of those against a dozen soldiers.

TLDR: The main reason, as I see it, that we aren't all being rounded up for robot extermination camps is the fact that no one has gotten around to making the stuff.  So enjoy it while it lasts, folks.
 
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