Although  still in early development stage a sign of  things to come

Mosquito drone

Is this  a mosquito? No. It’s an insect spy drone for urban areas, already in production, funded by  the US Government (can we say DARPA)…

It can  be remotely controlled and is equipped with a camera and a microphone.

It can land on you, and it may have the potential to take a DNA sample or leave RFID tracking nanotechnology on your skin. It can  fly through an open window, or it can attach to your clothing until you take it in your home.

Given their propensity to request macro-sized drones  for surveillance, one is left with little doubt  that police and military may look into these gadgets next.

And now you know why our government has requested  the law be changed to allow drone surveillance  in the United States…


Drones??? — 20 Comments

  1. I think that I need to dispel any rumors right here, right now. No need to send the mosquito drone to my house. I am having Islamophobic bacon and eggs for breakfast. Since the NSA reads this (and every) blog, they can simply cancel the drone flight to see if I am Sharia compliant. I’m not. I am eating bacon during Ramadan.

  2. Somewhere Megatron lives. I know because these little critters were part of his invading force . . . .

    Isn’t is surprising how quietly we are slipping into a monitored state. During the 60 and the era of Hoover the monitoring of everyone from MLK to the Catholic Church was a true scandal. Today the left cheers these intrusions. And it is happening all so easily. Tack on another 50 years time . . . . well I won’t have to worry about it but my grandkids will live in an electronic prison.

    Hope and change . . . .

  3. Okay, every one of you Red Blooded Americans, to prove you are not Sharia compliant, lets head over to LL’s pad for breakfast. LL, put mucho coffee on the burner.

    • You’re all welcome. I’m headed to the non-halal butcher for a whole strap of pork belly to put on the stove.

  4. In Colorado, they were going to issue licenses for hunting drones.
    The Feds just came out and said that it’s illegal to cause damage to drones.
    Don’t swat that mosquito, you could end up in jail.

  5. No need to spy on my household either. I am sitting here on the computer typing stuff (NSA knows very well what that stuff is in REAL TIME as I type it). They know my thoughts as they form (I can only imagine the thrill (sarcasm)). I have not decided what is for breakfast. Perhaps the NSA can advise me.

  6. Bacon here, too, but it’s the turkey kind. Dang it.

    Re: the mosquito drones – time to attach a couple of small fishing weights to the flyswatter, and go for broke.

  7. I see the danger. I’m comforted because it is run by the government. Is there anything the feds touch that isn’t inefficient, over cost, micromanaged, and bottled up in meetings? Yes. I am being optimistic sarcastic.

  8. All- Thanks for the comments, still out of pocket… And I ‘might’ have killed one of those last night… sumbitch bit the hell outta me…

    Posted from my iPhone.

  9. Heck, let ’em come and surveil me. One look at me getting out of the shower and they’ll never come back…

  10. Well that explains it then. Sometimes when I swat mosquitoes with the electronic bug zapper racket they go “ka-boom” instead of zap!

  11. I’m sure we’ll get there one day, but technology’s not quite there yet, no need to panic this week.

    Yea, I guess it was Diamond Age.

    I’m currently reading Interface. He wrote that before he got all famous (back in 1994), and it’s not 100% coherent, but he has a helluva lot of fascinating observations in there. Recommended. Even if he did get the national debt wrong.