‘Drone Natives” May Present Challenges for Future Military

WASHINGTON — The term “digital natives” was coined for children born after 2000, because those young people have grown up in a world already inundated with computers, cell phones and tablets, said Luke Shabro, deputy director of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s “Mad Scientist Initiative.”

Children born today might one day be called “drone natives,” he said, because the use of drones around the world will soon expand substantially.

Shabro spoke here Aug. 24 during the Institute for Defense & Government Advancement-sponsored Counter-UAS Summit.

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