Monday, 27 October 2014

Drones - coming to a home near you

Away for a few days and I come back to the robot take-over. 'Drones the size of 747's' are going to be over our houses and the world is going to be a noisy, crowded place.

Actually, drones are great and as a niche technology and engineering expertise is required, are exactly the right sort of growth industry that the UK could be successful at.

Moreover, the UK is the least worried place in the world about personal intrusion. Kids have the highest take up of facebook and social media, adults the highest take-up of Linkedin, the Government got no criticism for being discovered spying on everyones' emails and phone records. Basically, a supine environment to test out intrusive drone technology.

Nowhere else in the world has such a blessing of large population, technology and friendly legal environment; so the Government should go all out to encourage the new industry to be based here.

If only the weather could be improved a little, eh?

15 comments:

hovis said...

I'm glad I noticed the "humour" tag at the bottom. This is the sort of corporatist puff piece nonsesne Alister Heath ex-of City AM woud be proud of saying but with a straight face of course.

Nick Drew said...

shotguns at the ready ...

whole new event for corporate away-days

Timbo614 said...

With Jags and Landy's being pinched electronically, how long before there is a £19.99 device on ebay that lets you interrogate and take control of any passing drone?

CityUnslicker said...

or Timbo, a Drone takes over your car!

one of the more outlandish MH370 theories is that it was highjacked by drone.

hovis said...

That'd stop the buggers at Amazon Timbo - however as a method of Christmas shopping it would be a bit hit and miss, ok as long as everyone in the neighbourhood has similar tastes.

Electro-Kevin said...

Christmas present delivery ?

I'd send back the Santa sweater and keep the drone.

(Wait until Claims R Us make a feast out of one of these things dropping on someone's head)

Electro-Kevin said...

Order a pair of socks ... nick the drone !

Timbo614 said...

Notice I said "Interrogate" so Payload would be included...

socks...skip, socks...skip, cardigan...skip, The adventures of Rupert the bear..skip, iPhone6..."Intercept" :)

Steven_L said...

@EK,

Don't be silly, the drones will be armed with tasers and hellfire missiles for the really dodgy estates.

Electro-Kevin said...

I'm sure you're right, Steven.

BenniGholami said...

I've got a friend who made use of a drone in an innovative way! HE was putting a house up for sale in Phuket and he used a drone to give a very interesting perspective of the land available! Genius!

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