Here comes the Drone Age

Sep 11, 2012 Full story: The Age 10

Sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles also known as drones or UAS are moving from the battlefield into civilian life and Australia is leading the charge.

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Brickies-Laboure r

Albany Creek, Australia

#1 Sep 11, 2012
Well here we go, more surveillance. I drove down the street this morning. Stopped at the Traffic lights at the intersection, the Transport Dept camera spun round and focused down on me. I drove off only to be pulled over at a RBT by the police. Went .03 all ok and away I went. Parked the car at the train Station walked on to the platform cameras everywhere. Got on the train, looked at the ceiling cameras there. Got off the train walked up the street to see vehicle with cameras all over it taking photos of houses. Got to work and here a helicopter above, my mate told me it is a city council aircraft checking houses for illegal construction. Now we are gonna get a real good taste with these drones. Gov , private companies you name it will be looking down on us trying to chase down the neighbors misses.
Intellect

Sydney, Australia

#2 Sep 11, 2012
Google have pictures of everybody's houses if you type in someones address in the search engine it pops up. And nobody gave them (whoever they are) consent or permission to do this but its there.

The good thing that came out of this was a day time burgular was busted trying to break into a house, the same day the car with the camera was taking pictures of houses in that particular street.

So THAT person got caught.

Other than that I am starting to love the cameras outside of my home. On a good day I pose and wave at the cameras. I must be the only person on earth who does this. If I am in a good mood I may dance a little & act a fool but only if I have 2 other people doing the same thing (my secret confession).
bohart

Newport, TN

#3 Sep 11, 2012
America has begun the drone wars! if you have to explain to another sentient being what is wrong about the United states killing SUSPECTS with hellfire missiles along with whomever is standing along side them , you are trying to converse with a brainwashed imbecile, incapable of rational or intellectual thought.
anonymous aussie

Perth, Australia

#4 Sep 12, 2012
That's a job that actually sounds fun for me, I will sign up as soon as it's available here, I hope it's tax free.
Drovers-Dog

Brisbane, Australia

#6 Sep 12, 2012
If drones are regulated to use by the Police and the Armed forces then OK, but private companies using them in Suburbia has got to be legal. The media will have field day looking down on u as will the paparatzzi . It got to be strictly regulated with severe penalties for breaches of the code.
SHYKORA ARTs paul

Calgary, Canada

#7 Sep 12, 2012
..YES....U.S.A. ISRAEL....U.K. france...NZ/Australia...Japan. ...good...eh..Onward...

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Since: Jan 11

Deer Park, Australia

#8 Sep 12, 2012
SHYKORA ARTs paul wrote:
..YES....U.S.A. ISRAEL....U.K. france...NZ/Australia...Japan. ...good...eh..Onward...
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SHYKORA ARTs paul

Calgary, Canada

#9 Sep 12, 2012
...Vhaat ??....We are strong,stronger...eh...(+)..ya da u
Indian Man

Adelaide, Australia

#10 Sep 13, 2012
A drone raped me.
Dave Smith

Walnut, CA

#11 Oct 31, 2014
I just bought a quadcopter from www.fpvmodel.com . Ready for fly now...Can I say I've owned a drone?

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