Al Fin types a lot of words every day, quoting Wired or The Economist and others:
“Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are not just for the battlefield anymore.
“They are being used to watch public spaces like open air rock concerts, and other large assemblies that may turn rowdy.
“They are flying above the US-Mexico border, looking for smugglers of drugs and people.
“A small “dragonfly” UAV may be looking through your window right now, listening to your phone conversation or monitoring the emissions of your computer.
“Because–I hate to tell you this–UAV’s are small enough and cheap enough for most cities and mid-sized corporations to be able to afford them.”