Francis Fukuyama, who recently built his own drone, looks to the future:
Down the road are insect-sized drones that could be mistaken for a housefly or spider, which could slip in under a door-sill to record conversations, take photos or even inject a lethal toxin into an unsuspecting victim. … Further into the future are nanobots, particle-sized robots that could enter people’s blood streams or lungs.
Farhad Manjoo is fearful:
At the moment, the United States enjoys asymmetric access to drones, but as the technology gets easier to put together by amateurs, every country and a horde of non-state combatants—criminals, drug cartels—will be able to do scary stuff with drones. "There could also be an anonymity to their use that doesn’t exist now with other technologies," Fukuyama says. That could make it a perfect weapon for terrorists.
For now, Manjoo comforts himself with the drone blooper reel seen above. Earlier Dish coverage here.