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Old 10 November 2018, 12:32
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Drones For Transportation

It occurred to me that with use of drones to surveil, deliver items, and it’s popularity with the hobby group, perhaps we are closer to using one for human transport than we think.

Since I cannot be the first to think of this, I wonder what the engineers in the aerospace field are up to?

Can’t wait for Skynet.

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Old 10 November 2018, 13:22
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I'll stick to safe reliable Ospreys thank you.
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Old 10 November 2018, 20:40
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Wouldn't a drone with a human be an airplane?
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Old 10 November 2018, 21:17
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I think I saw an aerial version of the Segway.

You’re right, not a drone.
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Eh, give it time - I remember when they were called UH-60 "Crashhawks" in the 80's
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Old 11 November 2018, 09:01
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Could be an easy way over 'a wall'.
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Old 11 November 2018, 09:28
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UAE and China are actively testing drone taxis and Uber is in partnerships with NASA to research how to do it at scale and autonomously in urban environments.
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Eh, give it time - I remember when they were called UH-60 "Crashhawks" in the 80's
I did fly in an Osprey once in like 2009. Very impressive.
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Since a major portion of the problems with the human condition arise from people making decisions not having a direct and personal stake in the results of those decisions, I'm going to vote that this is a shit idea.

When "Russia hacked our 'lections!" turns into "Russia/4chan/angry patel/chicoms flew 5ton cargo drones into xxx" it'll be simple to understand why.

And no, don't bother trying to argue that the brilliant H1B visa/Bezos/lowest dollar crew will prevent it. That's never happened, will never happen and can never happen.

"Drones" belong in low risk, highly controlled environments, like farm fields, railroads, manufacturing centers, etc.

People, rightfully, worry about "Skynet," but they get told by the perfidious media that "Skynet means cheaper fake rubber dogshit from China!" and suddenly they're all for it. S/F....Ken M
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