They aren’t always silent killers – there are many peaceful uses of drones already taking place among civilians.
Here are three examples of peaceful uses of drones:
Ironically, the military would probably call this a “force multiplier.” By using a driverless, automated tractor, farmers can double the productivity of a single worker.
Of course, 2013’s “word of the year” makes an appearance. No comment needed, really:
3. Environmental protection
The cheap, easily-managed aviation afforded by drones allow much more effective environmental monitoring. ReefRescue, for instance, are using unmanned aerial vehicles to collect water samples to analyze the health of a beach in Palm Springs: