The Black Hornet – tiny spy drone
(Surveillance quickly making it’s way down to the Nanotechnology scale, don’t be surprised when they can plant RFID tracking into every cell in your body.)
Codenamed Black Hornet, the eight-inch long plastic moulded drone has three cameras hidden inside its nose, yet weighs just 15 grams, or just over half an ounce.
Soldiers can either pilot it directly or program it to fly to a given set of co-ordinates on the battlefield using GPS, then return to base after spying on enemy positions.
On the company’s website, a number of potential missions are proposed for the little choppers, both military and civilian uses,including search and rescue, object identification, crowd control