Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Insect Drone Swarms to be "Hidden in Plain Sight"

Nicholas West
Activist Post

As drone expert, P.W. Singer said, "At this point, it doesn't really matter if you are against the technology, because it's coming." According to Singer, "The miniaturization of drones is where it really gets interesting. You can use these things anywhere, put them anyplace, and the target will never even know they're being watched."

This is the promise made to be fulfilled in the Air Force video below. Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs), combined with the ability to harvest energy, will enable insect-sized drone swarms to be dropped from military aircraft to stay aloft for a prolonged amount of time, offering a host of functions, including assassination.



The Air Force is saying that so far only prototypes have been developed but, as we know, military technology is likely decades ahead of what is released to the public.

No amount of protest seems to be stopping the drone juggernaut, and it is clear that miniaturization of this technology is paramount; we are merely being acclimatized to what is on the way. Here are some surveillance and detection concepts already in operation, or under development:

  • A group of smaller surveillance drones called NAV (nano air vehicles) or MAV already have been commissioned: mapleseed drones; sparrow drones by 2015, dragonfly drones to fly in swarms by 2030, and eventually a housefly drone. And if the reconstruction of nature doesn't pan out, nature itself can be hijacked using electrical impulses to create cyborg surveillance insects being studied at major universities.
  • Nano sensors for use in agriculture that measure crops and environmental conditions.
  • Bomb-sniffing plants using rewired DNA to detect explosives and biological agents.
  • "Smart Dust" motes that wirelessly transmit data on temperature, light, and movement (this can also be used in currency to track cash ... and perform target tagging and assassinations). This has been admitted to having been developed over a decade ago.
  • Nano-based RFID barcodes that can be embedded into any material for tracking of all products . . . and people.
  • Devices to detect molecules, enzymes, proteins and genetic markers -- opening up the door for race-specific bioweapons, as mentioned in the Project For a New American Century's policy paper Rebuilding America's Defenses.
In order to solve supposed current battery limitations, the military has been working on a program called MUSIC which will fuse multiple platforms and aim to keep multiple drone systems aloft. In a paper cited by Aerospace and Defense News over a year ago, the three most popular categories of drones will be those with surveillance capabilities: MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) HALE (High Altitude Long Endurance) and TUAV (Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - designed for sea-level). In the report is the following statement:
Laser-powered UAVs are powered by a laser transmitter which converts power from a primary source, such as a battery, generator or AC powerline, into a single-wavelength beam of light. These UAVs are capable of staying airborne for their entire lifecycle as this method of recharging avoids the need to land and refuel, which may also improve the lifecycle and maintenance costs as much of the damage incurred by UAVs occurs while landing. (Source)
The obvious plan is to form an interconnected, autonomous fleet of surveillance. And according to the above video, we can expect lethality in addition to surveillance. The Air Force video lets on that this technology is an essential part of the future battlefield, presumably "over there;" however, as we have seen recently, Congress is fully willing to welcome drones to America . . . with drone strikes on American soil apparently not far behind. Seeing the form in which these "strikes" could occur based on the Air Force's own admissions, we would be unwise to dismiss any possibility.

As the drone race continues with massive investment, drone technology is quickly revealing itself to be a genie that may not have a bottle to which it can be returned. According to the 60-page must-read document National Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Strategic Plan, 25 federal agencies are combining to create a nano-level surveillance matrix. Soon, it seems, there will no longer be anything in our field of vision to protest against.

Read other articles by Nicholas West Here

Other sources:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2281403/U-S-Air-Force-developing-terrifying-swarms-tiny-unmanned-drones-hover-crawl-kill-targets.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/20/world/20drones.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2
http://endthelie.com/2012/08/13/silent-falcon-the-new-long-distance-solar-powered-electric-surveillance-drone/#axzz2LRQ5xbx5
http://nanotech.lawbc.com/tags/national-nanotechnology-initia/



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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting and informative article.
But really, it is just one more item on the list of reasons why guns will not keep anyone safe, protect our constitution or in any way change the political rot and fascism that has become entrenched in the USA.

Anonymous said...

Still waiting for the video game version. Oh, wait...

Hide Behind said...

Very well thought out presentation's, for as the breakup as if by chapters present multiple reasons of what will be came and will yet comeabout, and all of which leads to his or their, as this was not a sinle individual endeavor, inevitable conclusion, most of we humans are totally screwed.
While I agree with the eventuality of a massive conformity being possible in say 20 years max that does not mean until that time all individuality will and must not use force.
That in itself is selective conformity, and the authors like to point at group violence but that will not be.
Even in the elites who will rule the world there will be those who will never be satisfied with a stagnant status quo, after all how can you manage a socirty without being conscious that you are srperate and above other humans.
Abitions and dominance demand individualism to some degree.
What is most likely the next scenario is a well managed social order but with a large amount of populace left to own devices who will live more or less in a truley low tech violent society, one of depravity. And without any real social civilizing underpinnings.
A society that will easily be let down through non reproductivity of its gene pool.
They of so called black market and underground social orderings never will pose threats to ruling order, just as today, but will be kept in place to be used as enemies and proof of why their system is necessary or the whole world will degenerate into like barbarism.
They the under class can also serve as object lssons against those who try and defect from, deviate from or do not live within guidelines by periodicly slaying masses of that underclass and making public examples of how low the underclass Have degenerated into being sub human.
In the meantime you can make flics that bitch and be non violent and skirtt the borderslines you already dare not cross and pose as individuals.
The only real individual choice we as humans have is how we go out of this world, and the authors of this piece and others of that minsrt deny you even that; For they want you to conform to not rage or lash out at injustice but to go silently into the night.
Screw em all; As "I" will at least keep the way out as an individual freedom.

Anonymous said...

Very sophisticated.
But how many criminals will government need to deploy all these gadgets?

Kerry said...

There ain't no 'Soon' about it!

I was waiting for a friend of mine to get out of surgery in 2011 and a hawk shaped MAV was checking out the hospital parking lot. Hamilton, MT. not too far from the GSK lab. These things are already out there and have been for awhile now.

Anonymous said...

Poor Hawks. People will be shooting them thinking it's a MAV.

Anonymous said...

Ha that's nothing! Drug companies will have little insect drones like mosquito that when biting you are actually forcing a vaccine on you! Now imagine that!

That's the future.

Co-opted Confederate said...

What I'm hearing is that the Government has swarms of electro/mechanicle vermin ready to unleash when ever and where ever it pleases to do what ever it pleases. Now I know why they are so worried about Legimate citizens have fire arms. Ya can't cookem & eatum but them drone thingys would make great shootin practice ut then again so wouls two legged government vermin.

Anonymous said...

The NWO is very busy at what they are doing. Unfortunantly we the people seem limited in our counter-measures available. Full Spectrum Dominance. How does that sound America. Revolution.

Anonymous said...

Once the technology is out, people unfriendly to the government will have it too, and it will come back to "bite" them. Eventually, everyone will be able to spy on everyone. Privacy is doomed. It's bad enough that there are already shirt-button cams.

Co-opted Confederate said...

Electro/mechanical vermin can be eradicated just as easy as 2 or 4 legegged vermin

Co-opted Confederate said...

Electo/Mechanical vermin can be eradicated just like any other Vermin Just ask Orkin

Co-opted Confederate said...

Electro / mechanical vermin can be erradicated jus like any 8.6.4.2. legged vermin, jusk ask the Orkin man.

Anonymous said...

This same technology could be used against the powers that be..by a rogue group.

Rick Carufel said...

My question is how can an industry solely based on violating our constitutional rights be allowed to operate in the first place? This is clearly conspiracy to violate our civil rights.

Anonymous said...

I would swear back in the summer, with no water around I saw one in the design of a horse fly where no horse fly would be.

stonemaster said...

Get your red-hot GPS JAMMERs here, Get your red-hot GPS JAMMERS here... who's afraid of the big bad wolf..... :P

Anonymous said...

Revolution Time Folks! Do you have what IT takes? This is my fear!
They have brain washed (via the educational system) most of this generation! I don't know if the kids now have a clue. Can they get their heads out of the video games long enough to even recognize what is happening to this country?
We have to take our country back or forever say goodbye to all our freedoms and heritage! Remember how we came to be to begin with!

Anonymous said...

I would look to your local neighborhood cell towers for perches of drones...

Anonymous said...

a relative of mine out in the boonies noticed a bee similar to a wood bee just sitting there not moving for days on end even when in close proximity to it. she said the strange thing was she wasn't as scared as she normally would have been but nonetheless kept an eye on it and i would guess it kept an eye on her being she was using the outhouse. she also wondered why it was the only one she saw the entire time.

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