6m is not the intended distance of deployment. At longer distances it does not blind, but instead causes the headaches, dizziness, and nausea it was designed for. Thus, it is not a blinding weapon but a visual deterrent.
Let me know when a corporation legally exterminates millions of people based on the whim of the CEO or when I'm forced by law to deal with them; then I might agree. AHA was a step in the wrong direction for putting companies in charge by forcing people to deal with companies, but overall individual companies have very little control of your life that you don't willingly cede.
It's not entirely a function of population density. It's also a matter of raw land area.
...you mean the police don't like being stalked, electronically followed, and reported on without a warrant?
Entirely depends on the state. Some allow companies to claim all patents filed by their employees as innovation for hire in some circumstances.
I made the switch too. Was a little different, but mostly the same interface.
It's not "nearly a miss" it's a miss of the very close variety.
There are already rules in place about this. Rules that have governed RC craft for decades. Rules which include no-fly zones. Somehow, strapping a camera to it has mystically changed it into a drone which requires new rules.
It makes about as much sense as patents claiming "...on the internet!"
The UK's definition of reasonable is anything but.
Hose. I've yet to see any consumer drones that handle water well.
Imagine what happens when a background check turns up that she has an active stripper's license. That's some screwed up funny business.
Federally, yes, that exists. The open records law in question is a state law.
How do you expect to ever get there if rich people aren't funding it first? Like it or not, rich people funding novelties leads to mass production and streamlining of processes which in turn make everything cheaper for us little guys. On top of that, it's THEIR money. Why should they give a damn about your opinion on how they spend it?
Looks like they're headed toward being the same thing again, no?
Delivery in 20 months, or your pizza's free?