Pirate Data Drones

Frontiers

The Pirate Bay plans to build a nomadic network of flying data drones, but Liam Young, co-founder of Tomorrow's Thoughts Today, has already gone there. Torrentfreak reports that Young "was amazed to read the announcement, not so much because of the technology, because his group has already built a swarm of file-sharing drones".

"The drones are autonomous and drift above the public spaces of the city as a balletic interactive aerial choreography. Part nomadic infrastructure and part robotic swarm we have rebuilt and programmed the drones to broadcast their own local wifi network as a form of aerial Napster. They swarm into formation, broadcasting their pirate network, and then disperse, escaping detection, only to reform elsewhere."