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Drones -unethical- naming man-made killing machines after our threatened harmles

  1. greencha profile image69
    greenchaposted 5 years ago

    Drones -unethical- naming man-made killing machines after our threatened harmless wild creatures?

    Its very telling of the times we are in,you mention the word Drone to anybody,or type it in on line -(Google search)-the first image that comes up is of the man-made human - destroyers. Yet its  probable the inventors of these killing machines pinched the name from The Drone Bee-(an important part of our natural world now becoming more scarce each day.) Is it right and proper to use names of killing machines after our threatened wildlife (let alone having them at all)?

  2. ArtzGirl profile image79
    ArtzGirlposted 5 years ago

    Drones -- ok, I never really thought of it like that.  But you are right-- the name probably came directly from the drone bees which are now becoming extinct with the issues of Monsanto and Bayer.

    Here's my thoughts on the drones used to target civilians:
    I see it as the military has some new "toys" to play with. These drones are an extension of the video games that kids have been playing for years-- so it looks like a great chance to "play" with new targets that are trumped up to take a fall in this ridiculous post 9/11 terrorism game. No one is questioning this. We will have drones dive-bombing people on American soil soon, and NO ONE appears to care!

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    I'm in San Diego and they are now doing vehicle searches here to find the fugitive that has escaped from LA. 

    Oh, how convenient... they introduce the necessity to use "drones on US soil" trying to find the fugitive that is "like looking for a needle in a hay stack"... excuse me folks, but can you say "False Flag Operation"?

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    1. greencha profile image69
      greenchaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      ArtzGirl.you raise some important points here,under the  answers section of HB ,-Games Toys and Hobbies,I raised a question directly related to what you are mentioning here,-Desensitisation of children using these horrific killing games,

  3. junkseller profile image84
    junksellerposted 5 years ago

    Two of the early British Aircraft companies had a penchant for naming their planes after insects and other creatures. Some names of planes of the de Havilland Aircraft Company included Moth, Dragonfly, Heron, and Flamingo. Some names of planes of the Fairey Aviation Company included Fox, Firefly, Barracuda, and Swordfish.

    One of the earliest experiments in pilotless aircraft was a plane built by Fairey called the Fairey Queen. After the success of this craft an additional plane, the DH.82B Queen Bee, was developed based off of the de Havilland Tiger Moth. I don't think it is proven, but I have seen it speculated that this was how the use of "drone" originally came about.

    As to the question, I think, drone bees are mindless machines sent out to do the bidding of a queen who is concerned only with advancing the interests of her own hive. She has no altruism or grand empathy for anything outside of those interests.

    Our drones are mindless machines sent out to do the bidding of our queen who in my opinion is equally blinded by advancing only the interests of her own hive and equally lacking in altruism and empathy. Therefore I'd say the term is perfectly apt.

    1. greencha profile image69
      greenchaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting ,Yes I remember working at British Aerospace and remember well several of the aircraft named  after animals-Jaguar-also Am I correct in saying the Nazis invented the fore-runners to the modern Drone -V1 ,V2 ,V3?

    2. junkseller profile image84
      junksellerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Conceptually, I think the V1 and V2 led to the modern day cruise missile, but I'd suspect there's always been some crossover technology between guided missiles and unmanned airplanes. The V3, I think, was a super cannon.

  4. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    No, the word drone has been around for a very long time and likely the drone bee got its name from the old English word drone meaning one who lives off the labor of others.

    I just cannot be so oversensitive to worry about whether a program is named after a woodland creature.  Its name is immaterial.  The morality of the US Drone program would be another matter and topic for another time.

  5. CrescentSkies profile image88
    CrescentSkiesposted 5 years ago

    Actually I think drone is an acronym for something but I never bothered to figure out what.

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    Old Empresarioposted 5 years ago

    The naming convention just indicates how stupid the military is. They used the verb, drone, which means to mindlessley wander. They thought that the word was a noun for people who wander about mindlessly. Drone does not exist as a noun outside of the sci fi community, where drone people are present in novels. A lot of military officers are science fiction nerds.

 
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