Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Cloak of Anarchy
by Larry Niven

This is a great story; it is also a short read. If you want, you can read Cloak of Anarchy online on Larry Niven's website. It has interesting technology, and an interesting discussion about human responsibility and the state of anarchy.

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Eye Ball R1 Remote Surveillance Camera
   The Eye Ball R1 is a compact wireless 360 mobile display system. It can be used in tactical operations by law enforcement personnel. If only they team up with the Rotundus robot guys...

SkySeer UAV Drone Soars Over L.A.
   Police surveillance by means of unmanned aerial vehicles starts to spread across the country. Helpful tool or police state enabler? You be the judge.

Small Robot Surveillance Balloons Like Niven's Copseye
   I think that Niven's idea is close enough to be cited as prior art for this patent. I can just see troops carrying a bunch of what looks like party balloons...

Rebuild Highways - Or Think Differently
   It turns out that Larry Niven had an interesting idea for what to do with highways in our modern age.

Hovering Crowd Control Beam
   Who would think of using non-lethal beams from the air to enforce civilized behavior?

Police iDrone UAVs With Tasers
   The idea of a small flying surveillance vehicle that does more than just watch has been around for quite a while.

Miami-Dade Police First To Use UAV Drones?
   What US city will be the first to deploy surveillance drones developed by the military?

Spherical Flying Robot Hovers, Flies At 40 MPH
   This flying spherical robot is highly maneuverable, indoors and out.

CUPID Intercept Drone Like Niven's Copseye
   'Copseyes floated overhead... each a sonic stunner... they were there to enforce the law...'- Larry Niven, 1972

GimBall Indoor Search Drone From Flyability
   'Twice the usual number of copseyes floated overhead'- Larry Niven.

Pepper Spray Drones Do Crowd Control For Indian Police
   'Basketball-sized, twelve feet up... they were there to enforce the law...'- Larry Niven, 1972.

3D Printed Spherical Flying Machine
   'Gold dots against blue, basketball-sized, twelve feet up....' - Larry Niven, 1972.

Armed Drone Opens Fire
   'Each a television eye and a sonic stunner...' - Larry Niven, 1972.

Niven's King's Free Park - In Toronto
   'King's Free Park had been part of the San Diego Freeway...' - Larry Niven, 1970.

Kazahk Ironist Protester Arrested For Blank Sign Protest
   '...a man carried a white rectangular sign, blank on both sides.' - Larry Niven, 1972.

A Passing Drone Has Covid-19 Advice
   'Gold dots against blue, basketball-sized, twelve feet up.' Larry Niven, 1972.

Portsmouth, OH Residents Don't All Favor Drone Surveillance
   '...a kid bounced a missile off a golden ball.' - Larry Niven, 1972.

Florida Man Felt Harassed By Drone, Shoots It Down
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