Drones Vs. Man

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I took this photo of this man and drone in Florida. 


Look how close this machine is flying to his head!


Aside from the surveillance capabilities and offsetting privacy issues, these are bringing some dangerous fighting capabilities anywhere and everywhere.


Just today, I read about how the U.S. shot down an armed Syrian drone–presumably made and deployed by Iran!


I guess it’s not proprietary technology anymore!


As drones and robots become better, faster, and cheaper and ubiquitous on the battlefield and on main street, who will be (relatively) safe anymore? 


Unless of course, my drones are stronger than your drones!


It’s going to be a war of technology and machines more than ever before. 


Small ones like insects, swarms of them like engulfing locust, and large ones like Godzilla. 


What was once human flesh against a steel blade, arrow, and then bullet is now going to be an superfast artificially intelligent, armed to the hilt “man of steel” (and they don’t miss) against just regular everyday people.


Don’t hurt your hand punching that Robot in the face. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Tree Transplant

Tree Transplant
Getting a little tree transplant in cold, grey Washington, D.C. today. 



Sadly, the new trees, without any leaves, look more dead than alive. 



Sort of funny (-sad) how we pour infinite amounts of concrete and build up our cities, until there is little to no natural green spaces anymore (unless you go get yourself to the neighborhood park or run on weekends to burbs). 



We call in the tree transplant folks to line that narrow strip around our sidewalks with a few trees and we call it a day.



Urban sprawl is leaving us with stoic concrete and steel, but very little natural warmth and beauty. 



A few sad looking sapplings can’t make up for the lush forests and living landscape that we’re destroying. 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)