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An athlete competing in an Australian triathlon had her race cut short over the weekend when she needed to be...

Originally shared by RT

An athlete competing in an Australian triathlon had her race cut short over the weekend when she needed to be hospitalized after being struck in the head with an unmanned aerial vehicle, also known as a drone.
http://rt.com/news/fallen-drone-knocks-australian-triathlon-001

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  1. Do you see there being and education program required to ensure that this doesn't happen again, a regulatory framework to guide law and resultant policy to prevent this happening or is there an educational precedent being set here by this example Leigh?

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  2. Umm, no. I think it was "educational programming" that helped cause this accident. Interrupting our family and community lives, institutionalising and dislocating our ethical and moral conviviality, and recreating a need in itself = an education program. I think videos like this, deemed news worthy by an editor of a new station, probably because it breached what we intuitively know to be right or wrong, and highlighted the story for others to reflect on. There is an educational outcome already, no need to intrude further.

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  3. True true. In times gone past it wouldn't have needed a '#' or a '+' for it to be shared...nor would there have been an consideration for drones to be on the curriculum...nor more so than the RC community which has existed for decades and never needed an educational outcome to warrant it's existence.

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