No doubt it will be found (via lobbying by NRA sponsored politicians) that the drone is the dangerous component in this particular assembly.
Germano Pecoraro Designer
This is very problem: do you immanate a terrorist, common criminal or some idiot hooligan what would be able to do! The thing is really worrying (...) They must should take action; Pentagon, NATO, DARPA, CIA, etc etc.
Well I have been worried about being photographed from the air by one of these noisy little machines. Now Im wondering if I have any enemies..........
Anyone involved with drones and copters will tell you that this is quite easy to do with off the shelf equipment. It does not make a great difference if you mount a camera or a gun, except for the recoil, but that can be dealt with.
These guys only demonstrated the obvious. They blew a whistle. They are making us aware of how dangerous these 'toys' can get, and that we need to carefully control their use, and we actually don't want drones of unknown capabilities to be ubiquitous.
It is a shame that Police and FAA are now trying to punish them, they should focus on the bad guys instead.
No question that this young man is a gifted mechanical engineer, What is alarming is that the authorities haven't already thought of this possibility and taken it into account when pretending that the erosion of personal privacy will not have unintended consequences...
Tom Lee Mullins
I saw one video of a drone that had a machine attached and the operator was able to fire it remotely.
What would be next? small drones with lasers?
Gaƫtan Mahon
Kind of disappointed for it to take so long for someone to actually do it. Not surprised though about it being done by some Kid from the US.
The bigger problem with drones and the upcoming robots aka mechwarriors is that they can and will be manned far from the battle zones and likely in deep protected bunkers, making nukes the answer to that problem. This is an even larger problem if they are manned in our cities, making our cities ground zero.
@Germano Pecoraro shhhhhh all those evil entities need no encouragement. The grammar police may get involved.
Agree with Mirmillion, they're completely missing the point
Jay Finke
@Tom Lee Mullins Small drones with lasers ? how about drones that deliver beer or weed. only were it legal of course.