We Might As Well Accept the Inevitability of Drones Now, Says Bloomberg

March 22, 2013 | Samer Kalaf

With the prospect of more domestic drones looming closer and closer, Mayor Bloomberg seems to know that it’s wrong and invasive, judging from this radio interview, but there’s also nothing he (or we) can really do about it.

While Bloomberg, for one, doesn’t welcome our new drone overlords, his philosophy seems rather fatalistic:

Like it or not, what people can do–or governments can do–is different and you can to some extent control [it], but you can’t keep the tides from coming in. We’re going to have more visibility and less privacy. I don’t see how you stop that. It’s not a question whether I think it’s good or bad, I just don’t see how you can stop that because we’re going to have them.

Are you ready for the best part, though?

This is something that society really has to think about, and not by writing a quick piece of legislation.

Drones? What can we do? But large sodas or cigarette displays? Regulate that shit and give it full attention.

(Photo: Bloomberg’s Flickr + Photoshop)