Drones overall will be more impactful than I think people recognize, in positive ways to help society.
- Bill Gates (co-founder of Microsoft Corporation)
Drones are used in and for:
- Real Estate to product high definition videos and pictures. In the future they will be flying through neighbourhoods and every room in a listed house.
- Film making and photography for aerial shots at special events and for news crews to capture breaking news from above.
- Aerial patrol of water near beaches for sharks to prevent shark attacks.
- Parcel delivery - in the near future there will be huge changes as to how parcels are delivered to your door.
- Agricultural use such as livestock and crop management. In the future, farmers will use unmanned aircraft to monitor stock and spray their crops.
- Disaster mitigation and relief. Drones are ideal for search and rescue missions with thermal sensors and delivery of medical supplies in remote regions.
- Internet service providers are using large tech companies such as Google and Facebook to beam internet to remote locations which transform connectivity enormously.
- Law enforcement to help with police presence at large events.
- Military use of drones is already quite widespread.
- Logistics, drones will replace trucks for inventory management and moving good between warehouses, reducing the number of heavy vehicles on the road.
- Highly accurate drone navigation is very important in applications such as creating 3D mapping and surveying landscape in inaccessible terrain.