Re: DHS Drones to determine if person is armed and to intercept cell phone signals
Originally Posted by manta49
As for the drones whats the difference in spying etc with a drone rather than a helicopter or aeroplane for example.
There are two sides to the difference. You can argue they are the two sides of the same coin or that the two are substativly different. But both involve the level of dehumanization and anonymity the remotely operated vehicles bring to the scene compared to the days when a Greek warrior had to physically slice the chest of his opponent on the battlefield. Both the assailant role and the victim role - if we assume those are the roles - perceive their roles differently if there's close contact than they do if it's remote and clinically isolated like it is with a drone.
Google "did we just kill a kid" to get some discussions.
Last edited by mrbatchelor; March 8, 2013 at 02:26 AM.