Wired Magazine Editor Steps Down to Focus on Drone Company

Chris Anderson, the editor in chief of Wired Magazine, has decided to leave in order to focus on the drone company that he has been developing.  This is just another really sad sign of the times and a reflection of what I call the “ghetto economy” that dominates the U.S. landscape today.  Such an economy centers around financial ponzi schemes created by banksters, political corruption, war-profiteering, private prisons and the surveillance state.

From the New York Times:

Mr. Anderson, who joined Wired in 2001, said on Friday that he would leave by the end of the year to work full time on running his start-up, 3D Robotics, which is based in San Diego. According to the company’s Web site, it designs personal drones for private customers.

Mr. Anderson said he used a drone to check out the Google campus. Drones, he said, “don’t get bored. They don’t charge overtime. They’re not unionized.”

Full article here.

In Liberty,
Mike

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  1. This just demonstrates that ‘1984’ and other seemingly ‘crazy’ and unimaginable things seen from the 1948 perspective are now bitter reality, what will our world look like in 64 years from now and will the notion of freedom just be a hazy memory?

  2. It’s sad because as editor of Wired he knows the issues mankind faces, the challenges we all face and the concentration of talent and treasure at the fingertips the opponents of liberty. I guess the first left him unmoved, the second intimidated and the last tempted.

  3. Way to go, Chris, you closet fascist.

  4. *I hate the anti-liberty uses to which drones are being put.
    *But, like all technology, they are neutral in and of themselves. You can’t stop people from putting cameras on remote control airplanes!
    *And it’s a very useful technology for some good things. Environmental monitoring, for instance.
    *Technology presents us with all kinds of dilemmas. But trying to stop it is like trying to stop the tide.
    *The article doesn’t say to what use Chris is putting them, so judging him is unwarranted.

    • Monitoring. Yes one could use a drone to count wildflowers but everyone knows that’s not where the market is. It is serving the control fetishists, for whom monitoring, unseen and undetectably, is an essential first step. Spying. Again: he knows the privacy issues at stake, and decided his future’s in monitoring. What?!?

      • Some people have their heads deep in the sand, they don’t want to see the blindingly obvious, people don’t spend billions of dollars developing and building a fleet of drones to monitor the environment, because that isn’t where the money is, the lucrative contracts are with the military and intelligence services, who themselves are no shrinking violets!

  5. Yeah, I imagine you’re both right.

    Still, what do you propose? There’s no putting the technology genie back in the bottle.

    Starving the beast is my only notion.

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