“Is privacy an inalienable right?”
With recent incursions at the Gatwick airport, you would think someone would have come up with a way to stop this from happening.
Years ago when drones were a roll-your-own project, I became very interested not in building one, although I could see that as a fun afternoon in the park. I also see them for practical uses, much as the government might use them now to inspect something from a low altitude, like, the border.
While I have written about this in previous blogs, on this site, I think the time for action is now. Truth told it is long past time.
I have invented the technology to stop these Drones dead in their tracks. This technology could and should be deployed around all government buildings, and airports. It should indeed be implemented at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Why am I not up there with Jeff Bezos, or Elon Musk, basking in the glow of success from a gated community, watching the little people from the top of my ivory tower, you might ask.
Currently, the laws protect the owners of the drones.
If your daughter or wife is sunbathing in your private backyard, and some neighbor takes it upon his or herself to spy on them with their drone, you cannot legally take action. Even with the water hose, it is you, which will go to court with them being the litigant.
“You can call the police, but they will just laugh at you.”
At the very least, you will be on the hook for a new drone for the perpetrator, and you could be in trouble with the FAA.
Could taking down some kids drone over your backyard get you on a no-fly list?
While I have invented the technology to shut them down, I have not created it for this purpose. Using off the shelf components, these devices could be ready for deployment in no time.
Fighting the government is probably a multimillion-dollar task, as the law changes would have to go through layers of Congress before anything might even be looked at; much less acted upon. These drones would need to be used in much more nefarious activities before Congress would take it up on their agenda for 2025, as they are too busy investigating Russia, Trump, Collusion, and Russia again, and of course not keeping our country safe from terrorists, as they do not want borders.
Now, here is an option I had not thought of until now. What would the process look like for the UK or other US allies that are not so stuffy? Would they like this technology? It is a defensive technology not offensive.
The idea being, put it into service somewhere, harden it or “acid test” it and then all of the sudden our congress who is so far behind the eight ball might say, why don’t we have that? They still have to argue about keeping the country safe. Common sense solutions are all about, how much money is in this for me! Once in Congress “my opinion here” they only care about their bank accounts.
What about you Australia, do you have Drone issues down under?
BB, can you use this technology in Israel?
If you are not investigating Trump, and Russia, and take your government seriously, can you get something like this through your “process?”
Can we afford a lawyer to make sure my invention does not get me locked into a small cell, with a man identifying as a woman, named Bubba?
Can an individual provide technology to our allies? Another government question that some old act like the Logan Act, might be called on, to stop someone like myself from helping the people.
Who could cut through the red tape the fastest, and would appreciate a solution to the problem?
A quick Google search on this topic is “Oh Hell Yes, you need a lawyer as our congress is involved in that aspect too.” Yes feckless is the word of the day! The rub is “technology that could be used as a weapon.” Ummm, a fingernail file can be weaponized.”
Trust me; it is only a matter of time before a drone is used for more than smuggling contraband across the border, or into Jails.
If you need a solution and can cut through the government BS, here I am. Contact me, and I will happily work with you to build these devices and put them up for sale, not only to the government, or private businesses such as Apple, Google, GE, HP and others who don’t want prying eyes looking down on them but citizens. Those with children, and backyard sanctuaries, for their use, who want some privacy should be able to defend their property.
Yes, this is an excellent opportunity for the Shark Tank folks. Mark Cuban, are you still involved in this. I have no idea, I do not watch TV. Any venture capitalists out there with pull-on Ave K?
That is the quickest solution. Do not bother Congress. Crawl in bed with Apple, or GE. And it will be done tomorrow!
Why those two, I know they have folks on Ave K. Even old Bill Gates does, or how about Raytheon. This might be right up their alley. What lawmaker can be bought? Wait, all of them.
My other option is to put the plans here on my blog, and just let people build their own, and run them without government approval. When the pimple-faced brat comes to get his or her drone, you hand him one that the Dog found and used as a chew toy. Of course, you lie to the kid, and tell him you have no idea why it fell into your pool, and oh by the way, why was it over my backyard Dennis the Menace?
I would, of course, use the common disclaimer that this kit is for educational purposes only and any infraction of the laws is on you.
I am not advocating for civil disobedience. Oh, wait, maybe I am. When the laws work against the innocent, it is time to dawn a yellow vest, or god forbid a pink pussy hat! Why let the paid activist have all the fun?
The problem is not the technology, which is easy. The problem is the government!
It is sad when the laws work against the victim, but currently, they do. The victim is you, the one spied on by the snot nosed kid down the street.
While you liberal types are droning on about gun control, you should seriously be taking up this topic. Why? Your jobs are to defend the American People against all threats, domestic and foreign. You currently are doing a terrible job, in case nobody has informed you. Go ahead; take a poll. I will wait.
Type your response slowly so I can understand it….
Technology, as it evolves, needs to be monitored closely. Laws that protect the people need to be as dynamic as those technological changes. We have seen the drone in just the last couple of years become much more pervasive and dangerous.
Our technology in our homes opens us up to cyber-attack. Where is the consumer protection agency?
Why do we learn about this stuff after bad things happen? We need a department of technology, that works with the Consumer protection agency. These folks need some metric to quantify that they are not just warming some chair for some six-figure salary.
While technology can be a good thing, it can also be a very bad thing in the wrong hands. This is why we need to think seriously about weapons of mass destruction, in the hands of any dictator. We need to understand all that is about technology, which goes into our homes. Internet-connected technology is a must, in this area. The consumer protection agency like UL used to do, should be checking these devices before they are sold into the US.
Merry Christmas and Have a Happy and prosperous New Year. We will know if you do, as we are watching and listening. “Alexa, turn off the lights.”