Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.
Having grown up in a culture where very few people feel the need for guns (that Europe place), it's hard to explain to my fellow Americans that it's, well, possible.
Instead, America has always enjoyed a deep fascination for and commitment to weaponry.
This therefore fuels the imaginations of those manufacturing the weaponry to ever greater heights.
Admire then, please, the wares of Snake River Shooting Products. This company has just released gun shells that it says are perfect for shooting down drones.
In a press release, the company describes its wares like this: "The rounds are a 12 gauge 3" shot shell solution aimed at defending against drone-based privacy concerns and terror!"
There is terror! all around us. Bright minds such as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos want to inject a buzz into our lives by flying drones just about everywhere. He says they'll soon be.
And then there's all the amusement people have in.
It's no surprise that some Americans feel their own airspace is being invaded. Who can forget the Kentucky man who recently, claiming the drone had been hovering over his sunbathing teenage daughter (a claim the drone-owner disputes)?
Snake River Shooting Products refers specifically to this incident in its press release. It says: "There is an ongoing investigation as to whether it was a legal area to discharge a short range firearm. With this in mind, it is imperative the laws of proper firearm use are followed when using this product."
Snake River also slithers into the tale of a Connecticut man.
Therefore, the company says: "Drone Munition was created to provide defense against the danger caused when drones are misused. Drone Munition is lead free, safe for the environment and provides a very high quality load that will effectively disable a drone encroaching your property's airspace."
Casey These shells are clearly safe for the environment, aren't they?
Drone Munition comes in 2 shot and BB varieties. And "as a side note, the round also makes for a very high end hunting load for ducks, geese or turkeys."
Betzold, Snake River's president, offered this thought: "We see this line as a game changer in the industry and as an important defense against rising threats to our way of life."
Threats to our way of life are, indeed, rising. They are above us, as well as next to us. They are around the corner, over the hill, far away and very near. There is fear on every street corner, on every country lane and now in every inch of our airspace.
How can we deal with the sources of fear? Shoot 'em up, shoot 'em down. It always works.
The future will be very noisy.