Check out Jeremy Crampton’s new blog post on Open Geographies listing the various ways in which drones use algorithms to govern life. Fascinating incites into how they are used today, and potential uses in the years to come.
How do drones use computational methods such as algorithms to govern your life? Here are ten ways.
Many people think (non-military) drones are only used by hobbyists, and then only to fly small Go-Pro cameras around.
This is mistaken.
Following is a partial listing of other ways drones perform algorithmic calculations on people. All of these are already here. The lesson is not that drones can do this and it’s about drones; rather the lesson is that drones are being used in algorithmic governance more generally.
These are examples from my files. Mostly these are non-military/intelligence usages but that distinction is not entirely tenable given the streams of expertise and knowledge between military and non-military drone research.
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