“At some point in the not-too-distant future, the skies could be filled with drones — swarms of insect-size and larger drones hovering over neighborhoods, alleyways, and even inside bedrooms,” Dan Farber reports for CNET. “That’s a nightmare future, according to Google’s Eric Schmidt.”
“In an interview with the Guardian, he said. ‘You’re having a dispute with your neighbor. How would you feel if your neighbor went over and bought a commercial observation drone that they can launch from their backyard? It just flies over your house all day. How would you feel about it?'” Farber reports. “Following the proliferation of mini-drones, someone will invent mini surface-to-air missiles to vaporize offending sentinels lurking over your backyard. But the Google executive chairman prefers to ‘not spread and democratize the ability to fight war to every single human being.'””
Farber reports, “For Schmidt, Google Glass provides a way to help spread democracy around the globe. Glass empowers people to quickly get information and record what is around them. It also bears similarities to a drone.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Note: We read the full article, but couldn’t find Schmidt’s statement that Google Glass should be exempt from regulation. It may or may not be true that Schmidt feels this way, but it seems only to be inferred by Farber, not explicitly stated by Schmidt.
Of course, if Eric doesn’t like being recorded by drones, he could always just move. 😉
We do expect that the mole wishes he had Google Glass while he sat on Apple’s BoD. His job would have been easier. Maybe Android wouldn’t suck as much as it does if he had a better means of recording Apple’s goings on back then.
Regardless, obviously, Google Glass would be a nice bit of spy kit. Such a thing – made by Google, or Apple, or anybody else – should and hopefully will be barred from certain places such as locker rooms, etc.
Google CEO Schmidt: If you don’t like being in Google Street View then ‘just move’ – October 28, 2010