"It's getting awful crowded in my sky." - Captain Malcolm Reynolds, "Firefly"
Drones are the technology everyone is talking about. From large military models that are gearing up for combat to package-delivering drones and aerial photography drones to hobby racers, there are very few areas drones aren't invading. That includes your backyard and your privacy.
There are numerous stories of drones lurking around homes spying on people, flying near accidents and fires to get a closer look, or almost running into airliners. It's only going to get worse after Christmas this year when low-cost drones end up under the Christmas trees of thousands of amateur drone operators.
You'll see a lot more stories like drones crashing into babies, crashing at major events, crashing into national treasures, interfering with emergency personnel and more. It's no wonder that there's a surge of interest in ways to knock drones out of the sky.
Some companies are making anti-drone ammo, Boeing built an anti-drone laser, some people are experimenting with sound cannons, and some people just use the old-fashioned fun. As we've said in the past, however, destroying a flying drone is actually a bad idea, and could land you in serious legal trouble.