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Let It Drone, Let It Drone, Let It Drone

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   We now have steel wings instead   of hands and   a fiery motor instead of heart


From the Russian anthem of aviators, 1930s



It took us a hard lesson to understand that

heart   was more important than the fiery motor..


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From the Russian article in 1980s

Life sometimes imitates art.   But even more it imitates   another life, something   other people did before. In the US we currently are experiencing the revival of the Stalinesque- oriented   approach to technology. Many years ago, in the   formerly agrarian country   the people   started to build a new order and a new state with the first goal of industrialization.    It was very difficult to do and   in order to support themselves they   had created a culture of   nearly   mythological   enthusiasm when   their new achievements, those machines, those   great planes, locomotives, cars and tanks were   described as    the ones alive while people, on the other hand were described as   ones possessing   the features of mechanical nature. They invented such   descriptions as "iron horse' for the tractor and "birds of freedom' for airplanes, also "man of steel' for   their leader and "the everlasting nails' for the members of the leading party. They were naïve and   easygoing   and hopeful and it took them a lot of time to understand   that   such   exercises dehumanized them and made them   tools of   the very deep- rooted malice.   But eventually they figured it out. We here are only starting. Of course, we will have our own twist; we are the land of opportunity after all. Here are some.

1. Adoption

This will be a new initiative, piloted most likely by our female senators.   The US diversity communities will adopt   certain drone fleets. There will be " Jewish Drones', "Hispanic Drones', "Black Drones', "KKK drones', "Drones of Confederacy', " Southern Baptist Drones' and even "Drones of Chicago'. There will be competitions on the amount of "killed   bugs' (people- ML)   per year, charity balls and   tours for the children to the   command centers where kids could   experience the "bug hunt'.

2. New Customs

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It will become customary for the President to deliver   the annual   "drone speech' to the    newly commissioned fleet of drones, wishing those machines well, to live long and prosper.

3. Hollywood

Drones will become a part of a popular culture. Hollywood will contribute with the movies. Here is one: Lyrical Comedy "Drones of Love'. They are two gays, both are drone pilots. They meet after the bug- hunting in a gay bar.   Both are fascinated with their jobs but one is complaining that his boss is a bigot. That boss   does not pay him   per killed bug but prefers to pay   a fixed fee. They fall in   love and start to investigate. Eventually they find out that   boss to be a secret bug- sympathizer who sabotages the drone program for years. They promptly inform Homeland Security and   in the end   they are both married and   fly away on a drone to a   honeymoon.

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The writer is 57 years old, semi- retired engineer, PhD, PE, CEM. I write fiction on a regular basis and I am also 10 years on OEN.

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