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Drones in NYC soon? Mayor Bloomberg says 'get used to it'

Are UAV drones in NYC coming? Yes, they are, with Mayor Bloomberg saying 'get used to it'

By: Anthony Garreffa from Mar 25, 2013 @ 3:19 CDT

The US skies will be filled with drones in the coming decade (or less at this rate) but it looks like NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks that privacy concerns should be pushed to the side. During a radio interview last week, Mayor Bloomberg essentially said that drones are an inevitable part of our future, comparing them to the thousands of cameras around Manhattan already in place. He said:


What's the difference whether the drone is up in the air or on the building? We're going into a different world, uncharted... you can't keep the tide from coming in.

Bloomberg continued, saying that our future will see more visibility and less privacy for citizens. Face recognition will be integrated into drone surveillance, where he wondered if a drone is that much more invasive than someone standing outside of your house. Bloomberg did tack on that legislation is needed, but warned against hasty action, saying "these are long-term, serious problems."


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