02 February 2010

PBS Frontline "Digital Nation" Lingers Long on Drone Pilots

The Frontline documentary "Digital Nation: Life on the Digital Frontier" lingered long on the subject of drone pilots.  In a series of balanced interviews, the story weaves sensibly between video games, virtual reality training, and way that growing up in a cyber-influenced environment is changing way the world looks to young people and to military planners. Teaching risk to drone pilots who are not themselves directly taking risk by taking fire is one such challenge.  As drone operators must collaborate more fully with ground personnel -- including NGO's as in the case of Haiti in January 2010 -- the equation is changed significantly.  

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