[LINK] Progress Report on Googong Wings

David Lochrin dlochrin at key.net.au
Mon Aug 7 13:02:13 AEST 2017

On Monday 07 August 2017 at 10:37 Frank O'Connor wrote:

> Seems like another application of the old saying that ‘just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should do something.’
> [...]
> And the blokes who come up with all these useless drone ideas are paid how much for adding such little value to the lives of so many?

The gadget-ridden world they're trying to inflict on us is a result of a value-free corporate world where wisdom & responsibility are out of scope.

And while Google at al are throwing away money on their drone fantasies, poverty in the U.S. is growing.  According to Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poverty_in_the_United_States 
Recent census data shows that half the population qualifies as poor or low income,[13] with one in five Millennials living in poverty.[14]  Academic contributors to The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States postulate that new and extreme forms of poverty have emerged in the U.S. as a result of neoliberal structural adjustment policies and globalization, which have rendered economically marginalized communities as destitute "surplus populations" in need of control and punishment.[15]

Nothing could better illustrate an unstable society heading for big trouble.

Nor is Australia free of this dynamic.

> ..at least one [eagle] of whom managed to bring down a drone that annoyed it recently.

More power to his wings!

David L.

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