What do you mean it’s gone AWOL?
We lost contact half an hour ago Prof.
Are you telling me Dianne, that we have lost our most advanced drone?
Not lost, just lost contact.
That is impossible, D1NA has the latest failsafe devices… we’ll have to contact the Ministry of Defence, what was the last location?
North Wales coast, but he… I mean it, could be forty miles away by now.
Hmm… hang back from contacting the MOD; at the altitude we set he should be well below any commercial or military flight paths. Besides, the new intelligent intervention software enables this drone to change its set course to avoid going within 500 meters of any aviation from swans to airbuses.
It could be the new software that’s the problem Prof, he… er it, can think.
Of course it doesn’t think, even the most advanced androids do not think, they merely process the data we give them.
But how does that account for the fact that, along with the ordnance survey of the coastline from Portsmouth to Anglesey, we also received a poem.
Is this your idea of a joke Diane, or are you trying to tell me someone has sabotaged the project, some environmental protester joker?
That’s what I thought at first, I was working on it, didn’t want to blame any of the team till I had evidence. There is no evidence, so I was sure today’s project was safe.
So what the hell went wrong?
D1NA made a bid for freedom; we have to understand how his mind works so we can persuade him to continue his plotting of the coastline till he arrives safely back at Portsmouth.
Dianne, you are the brightest of my interns so you of all people should know it does not have a mind, the only thinking going on is in this room and I have to take full responsibility. I have no choice but to inform the MOD; if they do manage to spot our drone they will have to bring it down before it poses any threat to aviation.
But we can’t let our amazing creation be destroyed, please let’s have one more attempt at establishing contact… oh that’s strange, are you seeing what I’m seeing on the screen Prof?
No, D1NA has started his own blog, ten minutes ago, hang on, he’s not quite that clever, he’s a guest on someone else’s blog Silly Saturday – Anon-E-Mouse…
Dianne, I’m calling the rest of the team in, I think you need a break, call it a day and go home.
There was chaos at Scottish airports today as all flights were grounded after at least half a dozen sightings of a drone deemed to be compromising aircraft safety.
Find out if a drone can blog
at Silly Saturday here