27. May 2014 13:05 by outbackuav
in News, Posts
A video report from the Guardian Australia has some interviews worth watching for anyone interested in the current state of play in Australia.
Local UAV merchants UAS International, David Vaile from the CyberSpace Law and Policy Centre, Mark Pearson from Animal Liberation NSW and others talk about where the industry is going.
What interests me is the concern about what "drones" do such as kill people, invade privacy, kill kittens etc. but there's very little concern for the same actions by manned aircraft. Are errant factory farmers worried about a Cessna flying overhead at 500ft? Where are the demonstrations about attacks from manned military aircraft? I guess manned aviation is just too old-hat to be news. The media like to infer that "drones" don't have pilots, that they kill people all by themselves - this is probably due more to ignorance than deliberate (I work for a news organisation and believe me journalism ain't what it used to be).
There will be a Part 2 to the video which will be posted here once it appears.
Edit: Part 2 has now gone live.