Senpilotaj Merkataj Virabeloj

Fotilo de Fantoma Virabelo

Last Friday, I had a great debate with a friend of mine, Bill Hammer. His position was that having a huge military budget did nothing but bury the economy. I countered that the military, in many ways, is the equivalent of the government investing funds in the development of new technologies and mass production. I would add that, in the business of ‘kill or be killed', the stakes are no higher when it comes to a need for quality and productivity.

(Please don't write me ‘war mongerer' death threats with this post. I am absolutely ne dirante, ke la prezo de teknologio kaj amasproduktado indas verŝi sangon.)

With all that said, check out Gizmodo's article on senpilotaj merkataj virabeloj. Influence and automation! Of course, I'm not sure that this is a win for consumers. The last thing I want is a fly by buzzing my bluetooth PDA telling me that deodorant is on sale the next block over.

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