This Stross comments thread has gone down the drones strange attractor.http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2017/09/a-bright-and-shiny-hell.html
- Media has an annoying tendency to talk about drones as "robots". But almost all of them today are remote controlled not autonomous.
- There's a big spectrum here from DJI Phantoms with a GoPro to a Reaper.
- I bet the world arms expo in London just now is show-casing, remote control everything. Next: weaponising self-driving car tech. Or is that Civvy-ing autonomous arms tech.
See here, James Bridle and his drone shadows.http://booktwo.org/notebook/diy-drone-shadows/