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Normalizing Drones for Children?

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So where I doubt this is a proactive act to normalize our children drone one warfare I think the probable effect makes this irrelevant.

American children now have the privilege of being proud recipients of a new toy United States Military Aircraft – US Air Force Medium Altitude, Long Endurance, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) RQ-1 Predator

One can guess a number of things have to happen for a product like this to make the shelves; starting with Product Management / Marketing Teams deciding there is a market in the U.S. for children’s toys that emulate drones that frequently kill other children (in far away countries), a design team, manufacturing, branding, and ultimately a seller willing to take there cut of the profit. Quite a lot of conspirators?

Its worth looking at this product on Amazon, if just to read some of the user reviews. Some are so satirical they at first cause offence; however, on closer inspection they are for the most part a commentary of the people’s response to the ethics of this product.

It reminds me that it is us, the ordinary people of this world who have to be the gatekeepers of humanity.

Photo from swanksalot licensed under Creative Commons

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