Re: TERRORISM: Seriousness and potential strategies

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sun Sep 16 2001 - 05:08:05 MDT

Barbara Lamar wrote:
> Miriam English wrote:
> >
> > If the flying devices were as small as seagulls or hawks and were able to
> > land and take off again (this is actually easier on mountainsides than on
> > flat ground) then they would be able to look across at people from
> > neighboring hillsides and see their faces.
> If they were able to land it would change everything, especially if they
> could somehow be disguised to blend in with the landscape. They wouldn't
> necessarily have to take off again. How small could you get a video camera,
> power source and transmitter that could communicate either with a
> high-flying aircraft, balloon, or a satellite?

Try checking out "smart dust" for one. It probably isn't ready
for prime time yet though.

- samantha

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