Drone Technology and Usage: Current Uses and Future Drone Technology


Jun 22, 2008
An article from Business Insider has a breakdown of the various drones out there and what types of applications the drones are being used for in today's world. The importance of drone tech is vital in helping with the military, being deployed in combat missions and used as observation tools all over. With an estimated global spending of $70 billion in 2020 by military around the world -- still small compared to our own defense budget -- its role is pivotal in solving current and future conflicts. In civilian duties, drones are quickly becoming a major part of our lives or at least affecting us, either through commerce or even personal hobby machines. Companies such as Amazon are trying to find ways to deliver our packages. The more important query is will I have to tip a drone as well as pay delivery charges for a pizza?

As the sales of the civilian drones rise, the safety concerns surrounding them among regulators and law enforcement agencies also tend to go up, seeing the past of drone collisions with airplanes and crashes into crowded stadiums. A Lobbying group, Consumer Technology Association expects 2.8 million consumer drones will be sold in the United States in 2016/17 and revenue will reach $953 million.