As someone who has been involved in technology for decades, I have been saying for a long time that our technological evolution has far outstripped our social evolution. Technology continues to empower individuals at an exponential rate. These drones are easily affordable to individuals. It doesn’t take much imagination to weaponize them; especially, when we already have military grade drones in operation serving as examples.
People have long been repurposing technology for violent ends. Aside from the obvious killing with guns, terrorists turn fertilizer into bombs, use cars and trucks as killing machines or delivery mechanisms, use airplanes to bring down entire buildings.
There is no technological solution to terrorism. There are stopgaps, but they create short delays until more effective tactics can be used. If we can’t find a way to dramatically reduce the desire to solve problems with violence then we are doomed as a species. We need to somehow navigate toward peaceful resolution of conflict.
We need a War on War. The war to end all wars. We need to inflict peace. Otherwise, we are doomed.