President Obama is famously fascinated by the remotely piloted unmanned aerial vehicle--the drone. He deploys them abroad to kill terrorists personally selected for elimination, and his EPA uses them to keep watch over potential domestic eco-terrorists, otherwise known as farmers and ranchers.
But there's so much more this new technology can do to advance Obama administration policies.
The AR Drone, a mobile-phone-controlled quad-copter, is an entertaining example of robotics--essentially a flying toy (full disclosure: I own an AR Drone and enjoy buzzing around the house, terrorizing children, adults and pets alike). The Joggobot version is modified to serve as race track rabbit for today's otherwise distracted runner. The main disadvantage is a 20-minute maximum endurance on a single battery charge.
Here's an opportunity for a little creative synthesis. The Obama administration is committed to reducing health expenses by reversing the national obesity epidemic. Why not take the Joggobot one better by adapting a Predator drone, or whatever EPA is flying nowadays, to enforce the First Lady's aerobic routine of the week?
The Two Minutes Hate is so twentieth century. And too brief to materially improve cardiovascular conditioning. Why not supplant the mandatory communal event of 1984 with a Sixty Minutes Scramble aimed at keeping pace with the Hellfire missiles overhead? Afterwards, enjoy a refreshing beverage of your choice--16 ounces or smaller, of course.