Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Eye in the Sky

There was an interesting segment that aired last week on 60 Mintues - Drones: America's New Air Force. It profiled the revolution that is occurring in unmanned military aviation. These pilotless aircraft are fast becoming a crucial tool in the United States Air Force’s arsenal and fundamentally changing the way we fight. One of the things that interests me about this shift is how it will affect the architecture of air force bases in the future. What will be the future requirements and results of these remote pilot control stations, especially as this emerging technology begins to scale? Will remote pilots soon be flying UAVs with their minds? In the coming weeks I will be playing around with some visual concepts I have regarding this trend - hope to share them soon.