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Friday, November 30, 2012

MIT investigating ways to combat boredom in drone pilots

That’s right, those fine techno-nerds who have made assassination a simple push button operation from a nice safe hideout are concerned that there is too much boredom in manning these unmanned drones.

From Gizmag;

“The saying that "war is long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror” could have been written for military UAV pilots. The news media like to portray drones like the MQ-1 Predator as robot warriors, but behind each one is a human pilot with only limited powers of endurance. On long missions, pilots get bored and distracted, so a team from MIT’s Human and Automaton’s Lab is studying how what can be done to stave off boredom and keep pilots alert.”

It must be difficult to rain terror down on people you never see, and sit in a safe room while these technical devices take out anyone the US government doesn’t like. And there are the innocent by-standers.
I have a suggestion. Have someone take pictures of the dead bodies and destruction caused by these machines. Take photos of children in the hospital, missing arms and legs. Then there are the children with severe shrapnel wounds.
There must be plenty of these victims that can be photographed and then put on some kind of video so these poor bored drone flyers can watch the results of their work, instead of just pretending they are operating a video game. -សតិវ អតុ

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