Don't tase me, drone. Military and law enforcement agencies have been shown a drone coupled with a taser — and they like what they see.
Chaotic Moon Studios has developed the Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone, or "Cupid Drone," which can shoot its target with 80-thousand volts of electricity, Fox News D.C. reported.
"If you imagine a S.W.A.T. raid and people running - why send officers, with guns blazing, down an alley way where they can shoot and harm an innocent person or whatever, when you could just have the drone follow them," Chaotic Moon co-founder, William "Whurley" Hurley, told the station.
Mr. Hurley said that law enforcement agencies are interested in the drone's affordable price, which he believes will probably be cut in half over the next two or three years.
The Cupid Drone is set to be destroyed in the near future, Fox News D.C. reported, but Mr. Hurley hopes that the proven technology offers a "wake-up call" to the nation.
"We, as a society, should all be involved in the conversation of technology governance, not just the legislators who often do a knee jerk reaction, or the inventors and entrepreneurs who often don't think about some of the consequences of their technologies," Mr. Hurley told the station.
"We, as the people who have to live our everyday lives, often are either affected by or ruled by things that we never have a discussion about or are never involved in," he continued.
Fox News D.C. reported that other drones that may become commercialized include an electromagnetic pulse drone, as well as drones created for search and rescue purposes.
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