In the twenty-first century, Europe faces disruptive technological developments that have an immediate impact on its societies. The history of mankind has seen several of these disruptions, such as the inventions of gunpowder, aircraft, tanks, weapons of mass destruction and missiles.
Remotely piloted aircraft systems and cyber technologies pose the
newest technological challenges of our time and this research paper
provides answers as to how the EU and its member states should deal with them. Through assessing the political and legal status quo, the author analyses how these technologies can be used and addresses concerns, such as privacy and the applicability of international law.