"To me it's the engineer mentality and the continuing human war on nature. We'll add 30,000 noisy weed-eater sounding drones overhead to add to the 87,000 daily jets in the sky. It's the human fascination with engines and noise. There's no such thing as wilderness when nonstop jets fly overhead because there's no peace and quiet. Using drones is the wetdream idea spawned by a sickness called technology-induced retardation.
I was backpacking in the Cohutta wilderness in Georgia recently and heard jet after jet after jet go across a still winter night sky. I said to myself, "Here I am on a solo backpacking trip but there's 600 couch potatoes flying over my head. So much for solitude and quiet." Human generated noise will make you crazy in the woods if you're out in it long enough."
Amen to that.
I live in a desert(los angeles) yet people insist on having green grass and flooding it with unavailable water and then having a crew come maintain it with polluting weed chemicals,fertilizers and dirty,noisy lawn mowers and leaf blowers(perhaps the most idiotic,lazy,inane device man has created.This goes on every morning.And they have the gall to call dandelions a weed?