The story behind the story: David Axe on drones


U.S. Air Force Maj. Casey Tidgewell pilots an MQ-9 Reaper on a training mission from a ground control station at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada. The aircrafts are flown by a pilot and a sensor operator from ground control stations.


Ethan Miller

When your iPhone's "Siri" directs you to the wrong place, or misunderstands you, or gives you incorrect information, who do you blame? Siri, of course.

David Axe explains that the same logic is being applied to drones. Drones will have voices, Axe said, so it will be easier to "blame the machine."

In a Skype interview, Axe explains this and brings us behind the scenes of his story, "Deadlier drones are coming," published as part of GlobalPost's Special Report, The Drone Age.