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Viewpoint: Lev Grossman

From Time: “Having transformed war, drones are getting ready to transform peace....

“Having transformed war, drones are getting ready to transform peace. Drones will carry pizzas across towns and drugs across borders. They’ll spot criminals on the run and naked celebrities in their homes. They’ll get cheaper to buy and easier to use. Voracious as they are for information, drones could take a serious chunk out of Americans’ already dwindling stock of personal privacy. Last February an animal-rights group in South Carolina launched a drone to watch a group of hunters on a pigeon shoot on private property. The hunters promptly shot it down. It might be America’s first case of human-on-drone violence, but it won’t be the last.”

Lev Grossman in Time

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