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How Drones Have Changed the Face of Technology

How Drones Have Changed the Face of Technology

The use of drones have evolved from their military days and still emerging for a bright future ahead for mainstream and commercial use in business. Indeed, from being used in the 1990s for both combat and reconnaissance missions by the U.S. military, drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have since expanded their use for a variety of modern-day applications. The flexibility of the drone has opened opportunities in other industries like photography, and sports, logistics, public safety, and agriculture drones are on the trend to reinvent the future may bring.

Due to technological advancement and evolving innovations that eats up our whole system, have pushed drones to the mainstream market that are widely utilized these days. With a variety of drones now available for any kind of budget, people are purchasing drones for their personal use. Additionally, the drones on Adorama range from $16.99 to a whopping $27,000, with models for people who just want to purchase for recreational use to high-end machines for hobbyists and professionals on the go. This increased accessibility is paving the way for drones to be used in a variety of daily activities, such as taking unique photos, videography, disinfection, documentation or even sending packages to distant places. 

Drones are now widely used for business purposes. Like for example, in agriculture, business reports that farmers are using drones to monitor and for surveying and mapping, as well as crop dusting and spraying the crops and plants. Moreover, drones are also helping to give precise planting and made possible by giving farmers a way to monitor crop and livestock conditions by air, without getting in the crop or farm physically. The drones are able to quickly spot lapses and problems such as unwanted flooding, pest infestation and poor irrigation.

Likewise, the Film industries are also in fond of drones. Film crews are also engaging into drone technology, after the Federal Aviation Administration cleared drone use for film production in 2014. They deploy UAVs to scout locations, plan shot details, and capture hard-to-get shots. With the accessibility of the drones are used prominently in aerial shots, (like that of the raucous party scene in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street in 2013) filming chase scenes (as in the opening motorcycle sequence of the James Bond film Skyfall in 2012), and creative action scenes.

The aforementioned examples are just a few things that drone can offer. 

Also, in the field of transportation, the Ehang 184 Passenger Taxi Drone offered innovative alternatives when UAVs will be taking people to their destinations and changing how we travel. 

In Security and law sector, drones are also used for surveillance and documentation of events for reports. Police Chief Magazine envisions a future where drones will assist police officers in various law enforcement scenarios and also for transparency of reports in the near future. If the Chula Vista 60-day pilot conducted in California two years ago is any indication, drones will be extremely helpful in locating wanted subjects, monitoring disturbances, and checking areas, among other things. These will, in turn, make law enforcement more efficient, but without overtaxing uniformed personnel.

The never ending benefits of the drone, the roadblocks also became the recipient of the advantages of the drone technology. Roadblocks, with the presence of drones will greatly impact on transportation site assessments (e.g., search and rescue, geographic monitoring), photography and (e.g., logistics, product shipping). 

With the promising trends of the drone nowadays, people are more into the beauty of its use. Now its widely available in the market. How about you, join the drone mania!

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