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The Pentagon now has some 7,000 aerial drones, compared with fewer than 50 a decade ago....Already the Air Force is training more remote pilots, 350 this year alone, than fighter and bomber pilots combined.
....The pressures on humans will only increase as the military moves from the limited “soda straw” views of today’s sensors to new “Gorgon Stare” technology that can capture live video of an entire city — but that requires 2,000 analysts to process the data feeds from a single drone, compared with 19 analysts per drone today.
There you go. Not only can we employ lots of people to build our new drone army, but we'll have to employ even more people to keep a close eye on every dangerous patch of ground on the planet. And luckily for us, those dangerous patches seem to be multiplying rapidly. Let's do a quick back-of the-envelope calculation:
Now that's what I call putting America back to work! Only a non-patriot could object.