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Now 50 nations are developing drones of their own, including Iran, which was accidentally delivered one recently by the US. Within a few years our new death tools will be old news, shared round the world. Already drones can be hired by private parties. (How long will it be before your insurance company sends a drone fly to see if you are smoking?) Soon enough the monster we created will come to pay us a visit.
The most frightening development to me so far are the spy drones shaped like animals. As soon as the first one is deployed anywhere (it will be by the US military) that simple fact spells doom for many animals. What enemy faced with drones that look like birds will refrain from taking out any animal they see– just in case– from that moment on that they don't know personally? Once the animals are wiped out from a war zone what will the military use to hide its death secret? Children seem the next logical answer, People persist in having children, even in wartime. They are protected by their innocence. And surely our enemy would not kill on sight a suspicious child as they would a strange bird!... But if you think moral considerations will prevent that, where's the prior proof?
Does it feel like we are slowly choking ourselves with our own fear? As long as we leave it to a money-soaked political system the fear-mongers and the corporate powers they enrich will rule the world. We the People, (99.9%) must take charge of our own future!