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Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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9/29/2014 | 3:13:49 PM
Re: Amazing!
It's Ok for you to have a dronie @Lorna. But you're the exception.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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9/29/2014 | 3:06:11 PM
Re: Amazing!
Well, see if I send you a nice thermos of soup via my drone when you get sick.
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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9/29/2014 | 2:54:03 PM
Re: Amazing!
Consumer dronies scream bad idea to me. It's nice to think of consumers using their dronies for altruistic reasons, but I only see potential for snooping and stalking. And I can't think of anything more annoying than a sky cluttered with dronies soaring around. If they make noise, even more annoying!

 
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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9/29/2014 | 12:42:31 PM
No picture but
I don't have a picture unfortunately, but one aspect of remote tech which I've loved hearing about over the past couple of years has been remote banking being set up in really hard to reach places using mobile phones and the cloud. It's allowed local banks in India and other countries to be created, leveraging cloud power to provide infrastructure to players with outdated hardware. This has made it possible for local banks to remain competitive with multi-nationals and continue to serve their community. 
Ellis Booker
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Ellis Booker,
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9/29/2014 | 12:25:26 PM
Would love to see readers contribute their own photos to this
Had fun building this slideshow. But I bet there are even better photos out there. Spread the word! 
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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9/29/2014 | 12:22:44 PM
Re: Amazing!
I'm not sure that would fly (no pun intended). 
shamika
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shamika,
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9/29/2014 | 12:20:06 PM
Re: Amazing!
This is fabulous. It shows the future of Information Technology. Instead of IT I think it's high time reword it as "Information Services".
glenbren
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glenbren,
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9/29/2014 | 12:09:30 PM
Re: Amazing!
More disturbing is use by stalkers or people who are just nosy. 

That didn't even occur to me. That is so very disturbing! Maybe they should require background checks before you can purchase one.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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9/29/2014 | 11:50:06 AM
Re: Amazing!
I think it would depend on the device's range. I could visualize using one locally to send a sick friend a pint of soup! You could use one to look in your gutters or chimney to see if you need to get them cleaned, or if an ice dam is forming. If you coach a child's team, you could film the action.

More disturbing is use by stalkers or people who are just nosy. 
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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9/29/2014 | 11:46:13 AM
Photos
I had a conversation with a middle-school-aged relative this weekend about social. She doesn't bother with Facebook and rarely uses Twitter. Her friends communicate via Instagram. But, I asked her, you have to post a photo with each post -- doesn't that get annoying? Apparently not. Think about that in terms of data volume. 
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