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Drone hunting, Robin Hood style

As a number of drones grew, people got tired of these flying bots used for spying and advertising. Imagine a butterfly that hangs right before your face while targeting your eyes with stereoscopic commercials! The first cases of drone hunting were plain self-defense but soon it turned into a sort of public sport. Since gun shooting is generally condemned nowadays, people use low-tech weaponry - bows, crossbows, slingshots. In youth gangs and clandestine Robin Hood clubs, hunters boast their scores of downed drones. Governments try to fight this illegal entertainment but human rights advocates protect archers as “fighters for privacy”, so the issue is still unsolved. Some activists insist that drone hunting must become an official sport.

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Jensen Ellard We'll probably have EM pulse weapons leftover from the Skynet wars to down the annoyance drones. Seriously though, if drones are still powered by propellers (or even mini turbojets), no matter how fast their processing power, their agility would still be limited by how fast their motors could change speed. I don't see them dodging bullets with current technology. Arrows: maybe, but that just means you gotta shoot from behind while their cameras are focusing on something else. It wouldn't be sport if it wasn't challenging! =P 31 Mar 2019
Andrew Goude Anything so slow such as arrows, bolts or slingshots would not be effective. Even today drones are aware enough to simply move out of the way from such devices. It would not surprise me that they can even dodge bullets at a short distance, under 20m, very soon. 06 Feb 2019
John Great idea! Although I don't see us being able to hit them with bows in the future, I can definitely foresee drone hijacking, drone piracy, drone vs drone capture, drone theft all being issues. 06 Feb 2019