Why is Congress so interested in new Tech lately? 2 weeks ago it was 3D printed guns. Last week they were tilting at bitcoins. This week its hearings on the food drones being pushed by Jeff Bezos at Amazon. BTW they debuted the public announcement w/ a Charlie Rose 60 minutes interview on Sunday. Rose was on CBSthismorning Monday talking about how they surprised him with amazing drones..
The most likely explanation is that the Congress and politicians in general are reactive entities. They are merely reacting to the new tech which threatens to undercut the established special interests that they love to milk regularly.
Anyway, why am I so interested in commercial drones? I’ll tell you. About 10 days ago I was spending a lot of time riding along with my naturalist nephew on his nature outings. He told me that his talks with me had made him much more aware of how the media & government collaborated to squash dissenting voices & to control or modify our behavior. Here on tumblr I widely use the hash tag #PSYOPs to blog about this secretive behavior modification. My nephew said that he no longer enjoyed shopping malls & tv programs in the same way now that I had made him aware of their techniques of thought control. His concession to our debates surprised me, so I brought up the new subject of battle robots. There used to to be several popular battle robot toolhead programs on cable. My nephew & I liked them, but they were all preempted without network explanation. I explained to my naturalist nephew about my own conspiracy theory about why the violent robots were preempted.
See its true that robots can become very violent and intrusive. They only do what they are programmed to do without question or moral imperative. Well the Pentagon a couple of years ago decided to move into the direction of manufacturing robot armies. Since they already had a murderous drone fleet at the CIA, they needed to sell the public on the idea of robots in the military and in everyday life. So IMAO some retired four star general at Raytheon or at Lockheed probably pulled some strings to get all violent robot media preempted. That’s because the Pentagon didn’t want anything like public opinion throwing a wrench into their plans.
I told my nephew “They want ubiquitous robots controlling whether everyone lives or dies” I pointed to the fields we were driving past “Their new wildcat robot runs like a cheetah. So it can chase folks down while going off-road at 65 mph. You saw those secret document links that I sent you. The generals want them able to swarm in multiple sizes, including massive. They want to drop the swarms in remote areas and have them devouring the landscape for raw materials.” Initially they want to test robot digestion of cellulose into volatiles, but there’s no reason they could not also eventually digest wildlife or even small humans.
I ended by reminding my nephew about physicist Stephen Hawking. Hawking is a role model for my naturalist nephew since they both are scientists in wheelchairs. Well Hawking wrote an OpEd in the Guardian this summer about killer robots. His new foundation think tank created for dealing with world threats ranks killer robots at the top. That’s above meteors and pandemics. Basically I told my nephew that I thought the global elite had told Stephen Hawking some of their plans for killer robots and private spaceships. It appears that Hawking didn’t like what they are planning at all. The question is what does Stephen Hawking know that we don’t?
"Rally against Stephen Harper today in Toronto, against settler colonialism, land confiscation, and attacks on Indigenous land and people from Turtle Island to Palestine, as the JNF honours Harper with a fundraiser to build a bird sanctuary on destroyed Palestinian villages. This was also a rally against the Prawer Plan (the ongoing Nakba in Palestine) and against Line 9, fracking, and other forms of resource extraction violating Indigenous land here.” December 1, 2013
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Sen. Edward Markey says the Federal Aviation Administration needs to adopt privacy regulations before allowing services like Amazon Prime Air, which will use drones to deliver packages, to get off the ground. Read this article by Marguerite Reardon on CNET News.