I was sitting at a friends house reading a newspaper while they set up a halo game and i came a across the news of a new spy drone being used by the Liverpool police force here in England.
The UK's first police “spy drone” has taken to the skies.
The remote control helicopter, fitted with CCTV cameras, will be used by officers in Merseyside to track criminals and record anti-social behaviour.
The drone is only a metre wide, weighs less than a bag of sugar, and can record images from a height of 500m.
It was originally used for military reconnaissance but is now being trialled by a mainstream police force.
Now i think this is a huge step forward in the fight against crime, but there are a few other questions that can be raised from that section of news.
*If this goes national/global, Do we have the financial backing and personnel to carry out such a plan?
*If they can see people on the ground from up to 500m in the air, who/what else will the government be watching?
*Could this infomation fall into the wrong hands?
Personally i think the way this country's crime is going I'm happy to see big steps like this being taken, i would be happy if there was CCTV almost every where. As long as i knew/was sure it was being used for someone to cover my back.
I'm curious to see what the others here think of this.