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Things Are Good: Drone Built By A Small Tribe Is Protecting Land

We Built a Drone from Digital Democracy on Vimeo. In Guyana there are a lot of illegal mining and logging operations that the government doesn’t pursue due to a lack of evidence. To protect their lands from such activity a small tribe, the Wapichan community, have built a drone to record the damage being done. […]

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Writings of J. Todd Ring: The Paris Attacks In Contex

Propaganda, hysteria, ultra-violence and imperialism, as usual “A people unaware of its myths is likely to continue living by them.” – Richard Slotkin I have been too horrified by the predictably violent and insane reaction of the Western pow… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: The Paris Attacks In Contex

Things Are Good: Using Drones in Nifty Ways

Toronto Skyline Porn from Ryan Emond on Vimeo.

Remote controlled drones are pretty neat! Sure, the military industrial complex uses them to murder people, but that’s just one way to use the technology. Artists and companies are finding ways to use the technology in nice friendly ways. In Toronto (like other jurisdictions) there are . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Using Drones in Nifty Ways

Things Are Good: Iranian Drone Can Help Lifeguards

An Iranian company has built a drone that can help lifeguards save lives. The drone can carry flotation devices to weak swimmers faster than a lifeguard can. It’s a good use of drone technology and a demonstration of what is possible when we use this tech for helping our everyday existence.

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Things Are Good: Using Drones For Studying Ecologies

Drones are popularly associated with American air strikes on civilians and thus have a negative reputation. The technology underlying the drones can be used for good though. One example of a good use of drones is for aerial surveillance of plants and animals in hard to access/expensive areas.

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The Scott Ross: US Gen. McChrystal Warns Against Drones

This is quite shocking.

This statement might appear to be commonsense, but it is a radical divergence from the standard view that terrorism against the US government is never justified or deserved.

In essence this is a warning from a four-star US General to his government about the use of drones, saying that if . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: US Gen. McChrystal Warns Against Drones