Registration (Score: 1) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2015-08-13 13:49 (#H9C3) I can see this getting to the point where drones will require registration like cars. Maybe even to the point where a licence is required to fly a drone in built up areas. A transponder system perhaps.. no respose equals dead flying machine. Re: Registration (Score: 1) by email@example.com on 2015-08-13 19:51 (#HAGQ) More than that, congestion pricing. So as the airspace gets more crowded during peak times, a toll is charged automatically to anyone flying. Of course, there will always be a rouge element that refuses to install and use a required chip to enable all of this registration and toll charges. Just like there are millions of unregistered cars with unlicensed drivers in them today. But, unless you are driving an old drone, or built or modified an existing on to disable the system, you should be good. Re: Registration (Score: 1) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2015-08-13 23:14 (#HAZW) Then they will build a device to detect drones and scan for chips. Fail x times and the drone is reported. Or tracked back Home probably. Just like today with licence plate scanning. Re: Registration (Score: 1) by email@example.com on 2015-08-14 14:46 (#HCWQ) Yup. It won't be much different than today, but I Imagine it may be more difficult to track down unregistered drone owners. Unless they decide to disable them when detected or something. I can see the Washington DC area outfitted with anti drone technology that "shoots" first and asks questions later. Not sure if they can all be taken down with lasers or Radio signal jamming or hard rubber projectiles would be needed. Re: Registration (Score: 1) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2015-08-18 13:26 (#HQS7) On the grounds they can be considered, simultaneously, a security threat AND a nuisance to commerce, I can imagine there would be decent support for a policy that allows law enforcement officers to blow them the fuck out of the sky with superior firepower.You've currently got douchebags flying their drones around supposedly sensitive public monuments etc., filming their neighbors having sex by the pool, and getting in the way of air traffic. Inconsiderate drone operators are going to very soon spoil the party and cause government to open up the can of whoop-ass.