This seriously looks like something out of an apocalyptic movie. A drone has been spotted looming over New York City, barking commands for people to practice social distancing and remain six feet apart.
Watch the video:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 5, 2020
Now, this is not a government-operated drone, it’s been implemented by some whacky COVID-19 volunteer group.
But either way, the thing is creepy and quite frankly unnecessary.
Coincidently, China actually used drones in a similar way to broadcast messages on the virus and identify those who weren’t wearing masks.
Shenzhen company MicroMultiCopter deployed more than 100 drones to many Chinese cities that could patrol areas and observe crowds and traffic more efficiently. Those not wearing masks in public spaces could be identified. These flying robots are also used to broadcast information to a larger area than traditional loudspeakers can. Another way drones are used to fight coronavirus is to spray disinfectant in public spaces. Through thermal sensing, drones are also helping officials with crowd management and to identify people with elevated body temperatures, which could indicate they have the virus.
Japanese company Terra Drone ensured that medical and other supplies were safely transported from Xinchang County’s disease control center to the Xinchang County People’s Hospital without exposing humans to infection. They obtained the first urban drone delivery license issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China. According to reporting by GPS World, using drones speeds up transport by 50% compared to road transportation. In addition to speed, it doesn’t expose human delivery drivers to any risks. [Forbes]
I’m sure governors in large, liberal cities would just love to get their hands on these drones.
They seem hellbent on making us into China one day at a time.
This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.
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