A scientist sends an unmanned aircraft aloft to ride the buffeting winds of a hurricane, tracking how the storm system moves across the ocean. That drone is a tool.
A technician sends an unmanned aircraft aloft to zoom unheard across the desert and deliver death to suspected terrorists. That drone is a tool, too—but of an altogether different sort.
Kevin Kelly, longtime Whole Earth Catalog regular and Wired magazine founder, will gladly write about the former, a drone aircraft put to the cause of advancing human knowledge. He draws the line at the latter, which may promote a certain ...
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