For $2500 You Could Now Murder Anyone You Want Using a Remote Drone

A company called Skydio Is marketing a $2500 consumer autonomous drone that can track the face of someone who has had their image uploaded to the Internet. Given the fact that in 2015 a father and son in Connecticut mounted a pistol to a drone and shot it remotely into the woods, this seems like cause for concern. However, we live in a society where technological progress is a given and the idea of regulation is anathema. So we will just sit back, and I would say enjoy the ride, but this is more like hunkering down while the future goes by. Adding to the frighteningly freaky aspect of this particular invention is the fact that it doesn’t need to be piloted. It’s all automatic.

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About Ted Rall

Ted Rall is the political cartoonist at, editor-in-chief of, a graphic novelist and author of many books of art and prose, and an occasional war correspondent. He is the author of the biography "Trump," to be published in July 2016.

10 thoughts on “For $2500 You Could Now Murder Anyone You Want Using a Remote Drone

  1. When technology eliminates livelihood and lives, those who complain are dismissed as Luddites by the owners of the new technology.

    Thus, “Technology must not be suppressed even if it kills,” must be the operative rule and reflect the ultimate social value of America.

    What’s good for the gander must be good for the goose, so should those who don’t like personal kill drones be dismissed as Luddites?

    Law without a credible threat of violence is merely a suggestion; so who needs law to resolve differences when the resort to violence is so immediately available?

    Maybe abolish government interference and cut out the middleman to achieve greater efficiency on the corporate model?

    If the people who own the government need thermonuclear weapons to feel safe, owning AR-15s seems moderate in comparison.

    America needs to modernize up to the thirteenth century levels where the absolute monarch’s great primitive accumulation by war could possibly be limited by the dissent of the nobles.

    Now the private ruling class doesn’t even need a declaration of war. And Congress is in abdication of its Constitutional duty to either declare war, or amend the Constitution to make the US presidency into the monarchy Alexander Hamilton argued for, or to fulfill its obligation to impeach a president who makes war without a Declaration of War by Congress.

    • How are we to know which Congress people we are to vote against if they won’t sign their name to a Declaration of War in support of the next goofy Trumped up war these traitorous assholes will inevitably and ignorantly stumble into?

    • On second thought, maybe better to make them buy their own. They can probably write it off their taxes — assuming their salaries are big enough to have to file.

  2. [KO-KO]
    As some day it may happen that a victim must be found
    I’ve got a little list — I’ve got a little list
    Of society offenders who might well be underground
    And who never would be missed — who never would be missed!
    There’s the pestilential nuisances who write for autographs —
    All people who have flabby hands and irritating laughs —
    All children who are up in dates, and floor you with ’em flat —
    All persons who in shaking hands, shake hands with you like that —
    And all third persons who on spoiling tête-á-têtes insist —
    They’d none of ’em be missed — they’d none of ’em be missed!

    He’s got ’em on the list — he’s got ’em on the list;
    And they’ll none of ’em be missed — they’ll none of ’em be missed

    Gilbert & Sullivan / Mikado

  3. 2 500USD, Ted ? I think I’ll wait for the pocket book version – there are a lot of people for whom I don’t particularly care, but 2 500USD worth ? Not a chance….


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