Issues Magazine

Articles about drones

Expect more spy drones if ‘ag gag’ laws introduced

By Jed Goodfellow and Peter Radan

Drones have become the new weapon of choice for animal rights activists in their war on animal cruelty.

The “remotely operated Hexacopter drone” may sound like something out of the latest Hollywood sci-fi, but this new technology is about to take centre stage in Australia’s animal welfare debate. Drones have become the new weapon of choice for animal rights activists in their war on animal cruelty.

Lethal autonomous robots: who's really in control?

By Ken Fraser

Anxiety about lethal autonomous robots has some substance.

The state of play as currently constituted, however, already provides enough cause for concern. The Terminator scenario Monash associate professor Robert Sparrow evokes in his recent article – in which the machines decide humanity is no longer useful – is a long way from reality.