As the number of people who own drones continues to increase, questions abound as to how these machines should be regulated. The New York Times staffer Nick Bilton takes a look at his own experience with a drone buzzing outside his home and the differing reactions people have towards them.
Bilton addresses government efforts to register the drones, but compares an unwelcome drone fly-by as the equivalent of someone peering into his office with binoculars:
But I may be in the minority here. When I mentioned it to my wife, she was outraged by the intrusion and briefly contemplated buying a shotgun, should my neighbor’s drone reappear near our bedroom window. Unlike binoculars, she argued, a drone can actually enter your property and see from more invasive vantage points.