Drone Operators to be Replaced with Drones

The US military announced this week that it has been funding a project that will replace Armed Attack Drone operators with “microdrones” that can be operated at an even safer distance from combat. The Microdrone Project has been underway for some time now and will likely be fully operational by the end of this year.

“One of our biggest concerns,” said US Army spokesperson Jack MacIntyre, “is the safety of our drone operators, and we feel that current safety precautions are simply not where they can be. Using microdrones, we can safely operate a drone operation facility hundreds of miles away from the facility itself.”

Each drone operating station can be operated by eight microdrones, each of which are in turn operated by one person. This teamwork is something that the military has been lacking since the start of the drone era, however the choice to move ahead with the Microdrone Project was a purely resource-conscious decision.

“Frankly, the military is in danger of outgrowing itself,” says Hershel Tolmpkin, a current private defense strategist and former military colonel. “The military has so much money and soldiers right now and not enough countries to invade. By adding more personnel and resources to the operation of one drone, they fix that issue.”

 

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Walmart to Replace Greeters with Drones

This past weekend, Walmart spokesperson Patty Ellis announced the company’s plans to replace its Greeters with remotely-controlled drones. The proposition calls for a dozen unmanned aerial hovercraft to wait at the entrance of every store and inform customers of current promotions and sales.

“Drones are the next big thing,” said Ellis frankly. “Walmart has been trailing behind in the technology game, so it was either this or finish installing automatic doors in all of our stores.”

The drones will be operated by certified pilots in an off-site location, safe and far from any real customers. For many Greeters, this means unemployment.

“I’ve given my life to this job,” says Sheila Duncan, a life-long Walmart Greeter who died at her post twenty years ago before being revived by a customer who had just purchased a defibrillator. “Now I have to decide if I should leave my job or go back to drone school. No one should have to make that choice.”

Walmart is the fourth multi-billion dollar company that wishes to implement drones into its business, following Amazon, Google, and Facebook. Facebook has been using drone technology since its inception in 2004 in the form of its users.

 

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