A recent survey found that over one third of Americans fear the use of drones on American soil, with personal privacy being the most common concern.
Drones are light unmanned aircraft, currently used by the United States in its wars and occupations in the Middle East. Drones are often armed with missiles, and their use in Pakistan has been criticized for killing many civilians and terrorizing the population.
Many uses in the United States are currently being proposed, some sounding benign, others bringing fear of a futuristic Terminator dystopia. Police forces across the nation want to use drone technology for its surveillance capability, as do border control agents on America’s militarized border with Mexico.
On Sunday, October 7th, 4 pm, the Bloomington-Normal Coalition for Peace and Justice (BNCPJ) will present two short videos on emerging drone technology (see below), followed by a discussion. It will take place at the Unitarian-Universalist Church at 1613 E. Emerson in Bloomington.
Al Jazeera Faultlines: Robot Wars
Living Under Drones