Drone Democracy

Robotic and tele-presence technologies are subtly, but radically altering the political dynamic of public involvement and government oversight in warfare.

The membrane between political power and technological development has always been illusory, from agriculture, to iron, to assault drones and wars waged as open secrets.

P. W. Singer has a new article that outlines the relationship between the use of drone technologies and their de-democratization of warfare: http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2012/0122_drones_singer.aspx

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