26 Aug '15, 1pm
TeenyDrones Interview Toy Drones: Their Promise and Their Peril - @evworldeditor @teenydrones
Toy Drones: Their Promise and Their Peril Tweet By Bill Moore Jason Mainella and his co-founder sell nano drones, teeny toy electric flying machines in the form of RC-controlled quadracopters that fit in the palm of your hand, and they sell them for under $40. While they don't sport cameras and they're only intended as a low-cost way to learn about and fly the technology, unmanned aerial vehicles, both large and very small, already pose ethical dilemmas for society. What images do you conjure up when you hear the word 'drone'. For me, personally, I imagine lethal gray, pilotless CIA Predators prowling the skies over trouble spots in the Middle East, spying with all seeing eyes on the lives of civilians below. And sometimes the people that control them, often on the other side of the world, use their lethal capabilities to wreak havoc on good and bad alike. At the other end...