Saturday, March 08, 2014

Progress - Isn't it Wonderful?

How do you feel about hearing of unmanned aerial vehicles unleashing destruction from the skies? Outraged? Fearful? More than a little jealous?

If you picked option three, Tyler Cowen has a link for you.

A Texas firm has revealed a personal security drone with a stun gun capable of unleashing 80,000 volts.

The firm showed off the drone in a series of shocking demonstrations bringing a volunteer to the ground.

It says the drone uses a smart app to track intruders, and once it had received the go ahead from a human operator, it fires taser darts and unleashes 80,000 volts. …Called Cupid which stands for Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone, the security product was revealed today at the SXSW Festival in Austin as a concept for the future of security.

- See more at: http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2014/03/drone-carries-a-taser.html#sthash.Iabj2cCs.dpuf

And the purported video.

Soon, second level rappers will be entering the club with an entourage of low maintenance UAVs.

If this sounds like BS to you, you might want to watch your back. There might be a drone on your tail.