Driverless cars: a privacy/surveillance threat?

by Walter Olson on May 24, 2013

Randal O’Toole doesn’t share the concerns of Greg Beato and others.


1 David Eggers 05.25.13 at 12:59 pm

As someone who works with this technology (I built a remote controlled Segway back in school once), I think the next 10-20 years will be very interesting. Swat teams replaced with non-lethal terminator robots, swarms of mini drones with tazers to take suspects down, mini sniper drones that recharge their batteries in trees to fly hundreds of miles. All of that is just a matter of getting a team of engineers together to design and build. The real key is called an AHRS. Right now, they cost upwards of $600. In a few years, they’ll be about $5. Basically, any RC plane plus an AHRS and a $2 microcontroller is a drone.

2 David Smith 05.26.13 at 11:08 pm

We forget. By definition, a driverless ANYTHING is always watching electronically and can record everything w a few lines of change to the software.

In short, a driverless car can always testify to everything that happens in its vicinity.

Yes, I am paranoid. My mommy taught me “the police are your friend”. Then I got an education and started reading . . .

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