...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?
Ya think? They're charging 1.9B for 8 launches, versus SpaceX's 1.6B for 12. Loss of vehicle on a production launch is going to rain hell on someone.
The processors themselves? Unlikely. The power grid and everything plugged into it? Very possible. For all intents and purposes, that would take civilization down in quite the bang.
Patriots was a horrible book. Stories like One Second After, Lights Out, and Lucifer's Hammer (slow story, but well thought out) were much better.