Drone Miniaturization, Facial Recognition, Kamikaze Missions

Prediction

On June 9, 2014, Natural News reported Tiny, low-cost drones may one day assassinate corrupt politicians, corporate CEOs and street criminals.

From studying trends in drone development, both in terms of software and hardware, I am now predicting the development of facial-recognition "kamikaze micro drones" capable of carrying out targeted human assassination missions with remarkable precision and reliability. The four trends that will lead to this are:

  1. Drone miniaturization: The development of mass-produced, affordable "micro drones" about the size of a common bird. These will likely be produced as hobby aircraft which will be easily modified to take on a more aggressive role.
  2. Facial recognition systems: The miniaturization of facial recognition software / hardware systems which may be deployed on micro drones and powered by very small on-board power supplies.
  3. Rapid advances in drone manufacturing efficiency, resulting in greater affordability of drone platforms by smaller and smaller groups, including corporations, smaller nations, universities, vigilantes and even activist groups.
  4. Incremental improvements in the power density of on-board batteries, allowing greater flight time and more CPU-intensive on-board computations.

These four trends will ultimately result in the creation of "Kamikaze assassination micro drones" with the ability to search for, identify and terminate a specific human target. It is likely, in fact, that many governments of the world are already working on this technology.

This technology will reshape the meaning of "war" by allowing rogue nations like North Korea, for example, to simply ship tens of thousands of such drones into the USA via China, marked as "toys" on import manifests.

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