On Monday 07 August 2017 at 10:37 Frank O'Connor wrote:

> Seems like another application of the old saying that ‘just because you can 
> do something, doesn’t mean you should do something.’
> [...]
> And the blokes who come up with all these useless drone ideas are paid how 
> much for adding such little value to the lives of so many?

The gadget-ridden world they're trying to inflict on us is a result of a 
value-free corporate world where wisdom & responsibility are out of scope.

And while Google at al are throwing away money on their drone fantasies, 
poverty in the U.S. is growing.  According to Wikipedia at 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poverty_in_the_United_States 
QUOTE
Recent census data shows that half the population qualifies as poor or low 
income,[13] with one in five Millennials living in poverty.[14]  Academic 
contributors to The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States 
postulate that new and extreme forms of poverty have emerged in the U.S. as a 
result of neoliberal structural adjustment policies and globalization, which 
have rendered economically marginalized communities as destitute "surplus 
populations" in need of control and punishment.[15]
UNQUOTE

Nothing could better illustrate an unstable society heading for big trouble.

Nor is Australia free of this dynamic.

> ..at least one [eagle] of whom managed to bring down a drone that annoyed it 
> recently.

More power to his wings!

David L.

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