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Drones are Being Used to Deliver Dry Cleaning, Beer, Food

Posted By Washingtons Blog On July 27, 2013 @ 12:00 am In Technology,Think Tank,War/Defense | Comments Disabled

The government’s use of drones is creating more terrorists [1] (d’oh! [2]) and destroying the privacy [3] – and perhaps liberty [4] – of Americans.

Drones can be scary in their precision [5] … and so small as to be rendered invisible [6].

But drones are also being deployed for much more mundane purposes by common folks and creative entrepreneurs.

Drones are being used to deliver dry cleaning:

Burritos:

Tacos:

Beer:

And cake [7].

Drones are also being used for recon to monitor police activities. For example, protesters in Warsaw used a spy drone to see what police were doing. As diydrones.com notes [8]:

People tend to assume that UAVs will be used by the police to keep watch on us, but as … video, taken by a RoboKopter [9] of riots in Warsaw [10], shows, they can equally be used by citizens to keep tabs on the police. No need to wait for the local news to send a helicopter to get the aerial scene of a demonstration, just Do It Yourself!

Here is the video of the police shot by the Polish protesters:

(Here’s [11] what the RoboKopter drone used by the Polish protesters looks like.)

Some are even using drones for self-defense [12].


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URLs in this post:

[1] creating more terrorists: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/01/i-have-a-drone.html

[2] d’oh!: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/even-the-warriors-say-the-wars-make-us-less-safe.html

[3] destroying the privacy: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/anyone-who-says-the-government-only-spies-on-limited-targets-is-wrong.html

[4] perhaps liberty: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/05/drones-becoming-pervasive-inside-america.html

[5] scary in their precision: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=YQIMGV5vtd4&t=30

[6] rendered invisible: http://www.businessinsider.com/air-force-bug-sized-drones-are-scary-2013-2

[7] cake: http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/Metro/2013/07/24/Local%2Bcompany%2Btakes%2Bdelivery%2Bof%2Bcakes%2Bto%2Bnew%2Bheights%2B%2Bliterally/

[8] notes: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/uavs-can-be-used-to-watch-the-watchers-too

[9] RoboKopter: http://www.robokopter.pl/aktualnosci.html

[10] riots in Warsaw: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h00yyMFioo-BZVloU5QviTtVItrg?docId=CNG.5bd87fe4dd7ef5a736775fcc25089802.3d1

[11] Here’s: http://wideo.gazeta.pl/wideo/10,92065,10682678,Robokopter.html

[12] self-defense: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/12/the-second-amendment-and-technology-wheres-the-line.html

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