Why Drones are the Future

It wasn’t very long ago that the public was introduced to remote control flying machines that we call drones. Since then, drones have begun to storm the business sector with their technological advances, allowing for corporations, independent contractors, and farmers to advance to a whole new level. This in turn, has made it possible to complete certain tasks that were basically impossible or unheard of before.

Prior to the drone and its capability to maneuver into spaces that only a helicopter or plane could, aerial photography and videography were basically nonexistent due to the expensive nature of the industry, or because it just wasn’t feasibly possible. Now, drones attached with GoPros can offer businesses and consumers alike a glimpse from an aerial perspective of properties, wildlife, agriculture, and general photography.

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A realtor, for instance, can provide images of a property for sale from a different perspective, a farmer can monitor his crops without physically walking or driving through the field, and a surveyor can map out locations from photos or videos taken from the air. In addition, wildlife conservatives have the capability of monitoring habitats or species without interrupting nature. Drones are opening doors for a variety of businesses, and the uses seem to be endless.

Even now, engineers are working to eliminate or lessen the need for delivery drivers by introducing drones that are capable of delivering packages or supplies to individuals or companies. Just think of the possibility of ordering a pizza and have it arriving by an unmanned aircraft machine.

Another great advantage for the use of drones is surveillance or rescue operations. Police, fire, and rescue personnel have the capability to send a drone in first to determine the safety of the operation without putting themselves in harm’s way.

Before we had the pleasure of utilizing drones as hobbyists the military had already been incorporating them into their missions. Though they were fairly different from the models we are familiar with today, they still had some of the same qualities. They were unmanned and flown by remote control. The more advanced models were capable of flying extreme distances and heights, and produced a vast amount of information called intelligence. The technology produced for the military is not far off from being available to the general public and commercial businesses – it’s only a matter of time.

The question you have to ask yourself now is not whether it’s going to happen, but when it’s going to happen. There is no denying that drones are going to become a major part of our future and become incorporated into a variety of small businesses and startups. Drones are taking over not only because they’re efficient, but also because they’re adding safety and versatility to a variety of business ventures – expect to see them taking over the sky soon.

Matt Hendry

Matt Hendry

Staff reporter at Startup Dope
Matt Hendry, takes a keen interest in following tech startups and loves covering their travails, as they succeed. Matt, also loves photography, indie films and jazz.
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