Micro Assassination Drones Fit In Your Hand

Micro Assassination drones with facial recognition capabilities fit in your hand. The video below shows how they work.

Drone Miniaturization, Facial Recognition, Kamikaze Missions

Prediction

From studying trends in drone development, both in terms of software and hardware, I am now predicting the development of facial-recognition "kamikaze micro drones" capable of carrying out targeted human assassination missions with remarkable precision and reliability. The four trends that will lead to this are:

1) Drone miniaturization: The development of mass-produced, affordable "micro drones" about the size of a common bird. These will likely be produced as hobby aircraft which will be easily modified to take on a more aggressive role.

2) Facial recognition systems: The miniaturization of facial recognition software / hardware systems which may be deployed on micro drones and powered by very small on-board power supplies.

3) Rapid advances in drone manufacturing efficiency, resulting in greater affordability of drone platforms by smaller and smaller groups, including corporations, smaller nations, universities, vigilantes and even activist groups.

4) Incremental improvements in the power density of on-board batteries, allowing greater flight time and more CPU-intensive on-board computations.

These four trends will ultimately result in the creation of "Kamikaze assassination micro drones" with the ability to search for, identify and terminate a specific human target. It is likely, in fact, that many governments of the world are already working on this technology.

This technology will reshape the meaning of "war" by allowing rogue nations like North Korea, for example, to simply ship tens of thousands of such drones into the USA via China, marked as "toys" on import manifests.

What If?

What if anyone could kill almost anyone else for a few thousand dollars?

There will not even be a trace of who did it if the drone obliterates itself in the process.

Two Questions

1) Are assassination micro-drones a good thing?

2) Is this a more realistic worry than rogue nation nuclear war?

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (31)
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Snow_Dog
Snow_Dog

I’m really disappointed in mankind. To think they went this far but didn’t bother to include a camera so we could at least livestream the killing on Facebook.

Mike Mish Shedlock
Mike Mish Shedlock

Editor

On-demand videos coming in assassin release 2

shamrock
shamrock

Clearly it has a camera, maybe no wifi or cellular. There has got to be counter measures, like a strong puff of air might blow that thing off course.

SleemoG
SleemoG

Countermeasure -- a mask

Done and done

Michaelf
Michaelf

Hillary just bought a thousand on eBay.