The Urban Drone Wars Continue

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The Urban Drone Wars Continue

Two months ago I warned of the coming urban drone wars and I was 100% sure I was spot-on with my predictions about the future. My worst frears have come true today as just 20 miles or so from TMC's Norwalk, CT HQ, someone was arrested for trying to fly a drone with a bomb on it into a school and federal building. The implications are massive. Policing in two-dimensions with metal detectors doesn't help when we live in a world with three-dimensional threats!

The only way to fight malicious drones is with good drones and each side will need more to stay competitiive. This is what I said in my previous post from just two-months back:

Criminals will soon realize a single flying gadget won’t help them so much and will be drawn into a drone arms race requiring each side to ramp up their drone numbers in order to win any encounter.

Moreover, once criminals discover the drone is a near-perfect murder weapon, they will start to invest in these devices and subsequently pull off murders without getting caught. Once again, police will have to counter with more drones which are constantly surveilling the air.

Finally, many of the drone-based murders will likely take place as night as these devices have night-vision and humans do not.

Gang and mob warfare will be taken to the next level as drone hits on one group will be retaliated with counter drone attacks and we’ll potentially see drone wars in the streets between sparring groups.

This future which may seem farfetched - is not, as it is possible to develop drones with virtually all of these capabilities today. As battery and drone technology gets better, I am 100% certain virtually all of these scenarios will take place around the world.

The issue at hand happened in Bridgeport, CT where FBI officials say they've arrested 27-year-old El Mehdi Semlali Fahtia, a Moroccan national - they found wires and tools in his Bridgeport apartment.

Once again, this news ushers in a very scary time for humanity.

 


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