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Old 06-12-2009, 11:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Blimp at Indy 500 was unmanned Spy Camera

At first glance, there was nothing special about the blimp floating high above the cars and crowd at this year's Indy 500 on Memorial Day weekend. Like most airships, it acted as an advertising vehicle; this time for the Fisher House, a charity focused on helping injured veterans and their families. But the real promo should have been for the blimp's creator, Raytheon, the security company best known for its weapons systems. Hidden inside the 55-foot-long white balloon was a powerful surveillance camera adapted from the technology Raytheon provides the U.S. military. Essentially an unmanned drone, the blimp transmitted detailed images to the race's security officers and to Indiana police.

Unmanned Blimps: The New Spy in the Sky | Newsweek Technology | Newsweek.com
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Just like a big cop floating in the sky... I think Dunkin Donuts needs to sponsor this thing!!
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Just like a big cop floating in the sky... I think Dunkin Donuts needs to sponsor this thing!!
now that's funny! LOL
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It is awesome concepts like this that keep America safe from the rest of the world and ahead of the game.
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It is awesome concepts like this that keep America safe from the rest of the world and ahead of the game.
It's also a double edged sword. Orwell warned us about this future. It's a shame we have to do it, but I guess it's just the time we live in.
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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at what point does it end though? I mean I can get a shot of my house from Google maps that shows my house the lay of the land and everything. It doesnt take much for someone to turn this around and abuse this info or technology
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