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    Re: Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Just my knee-jerk reaction here: I don't think I have a problem with this. Perhaps my opinion will change as I learn more about it, but drones can only see you in public....just like everyone else can already see you. They can't see through the roof of your home.
    I think that just goes back to what surveillance packages they will be allowed to have.

    Is there a public use for the technology?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    I think that just goes back to what surveillance packages they will be allowed to have. Is there a public use for the technology?
    Well, they can see and detect a great deal. I imagine the government would want them for police and homeland security purposes.

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    Re: Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Just my knee-jerk reaction here: I don't think I have a problem with this. Perhaps my opinion will change as I learn more about it, but drones can only see you in public....just like everyone else can already see you. They can't see through the roof of your home.

    You have no problem with drones spying on every little thing you do the moment you step outside your home? This is something the Soviet Union or some other country would do if they have technology and money to do it. This is not something the US should do or tolerate on its own soil.
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    Re: Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You have no problem with drones spying on every little thing you do the moment you step outside your home? This is something the Soviet Union or some other country would do if they have technology and money to do it. This is not something the US should do or tolerate on its own soil.
    A drone can't see everything everywhere every moment. Most likely drones would be employed over "hot spots" where crime is most frequent. So if you're living in a sleep suburban neighborhood it's unlikely a drone would be monitoring there. But if I lived in a dangerous neighborhood, I would damned well insist on a drone keeping an eye out the moment I left the door.
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    Re: Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You have no problem with drones spying on every little thing you do the moment you step outside your home? This is something the Soviet Union or some other country would do if they have technology and money to do it. This is not something the US should do or tolerate on its own soil.
    I'm out in public. I'm not worried about anyone seeing what I'm doing because everyone can already see what I'm doing.

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    Re: Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    I saw a great comment by someone on the site, and I wish I could find it now. I am paraphrasing here:

    The return on investment for security reduces at a certain point. We passed that point.
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    Re: Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You have no problem with drones spying on every little thing you do the moment you step outside your home? This is something the Soviet Union or some other country would do if they have technology and money to do it. This is not something the US should do or tolerate on its own soil.
    Then why not get the American public to improve its behavior so these sorts of things are not necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Then why not get the American public to improve its behavior so these sorts of things are not necessary?
    The individuals behavior is fine.
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    Re: Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    The individuals behavior is fine.
    In most cases I would tend to disagree.

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    Re: Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    In most cases I would tend to disagree.
    Is that what they've discovered with all the camera surveillance in the UK?

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