6 Ways Drones are Changing The World
Written By: Lisa Devereaux
We are now living in the technological revolution, a time when advancements in computer technology and electrical engineering innovations are changing every part of our lives, from the way we travel to the way we work and the way we spend our leisure time. Drones are making a significant visible impact over the past few years. And as they become ever more affordable, proficient, and advanced, they will become even more in demand for both home and commercial users. So, there is no doubt that drones are changing our world.
Here are six ways drones are changing the world:
1. In saving the animals
Keeping tabs on endangered animals and the environments has long been an important as well as difficult task for biologists and researchers across the world. But, it has gotten much easier with service from very affordable camera-equipped drones. These drones can access the treetops as well as other hard-to-reach spots without disturbing the precious natural habitats of the animals to get a rare glimpse at what goes on in their home. They’re also helpful to track movements of hunters in areas where poaching is a problem.
2. In farming: Making farmers more efficient
Similar to a protective parent, most farmers are concerned with the state of their crops well being. Ordinarily, that means surveying the growing fields with piloted aircraft or satellites, which can get really expensive. Acquiring specific agricultural drones equipped to fly at a low level and also stream photos and videos, pick up soil and water samples, and perhaps even serve as precision crop-dusters has become a game-changer, especially, when it comes to high-value crops.
3. In the transportation of medical supplies to hard-to-reach areas
Across the globe, a lot of people are living without easy access to good roads, this means that a lot of people are potentially too remote to access emergency aid especially during a time of disaster and medical emergencies. Drones possess a wonderful potential in making the transportation of medicines, vaccines or medical aids quicker. They are capable to assist in situations when time is critical. Drones are not just beneficial when urgent relief is required, but when ambulances are inaccessible, example; as a result of bad road conditions or perhaps remote areas. It could also be the scenario when ambulances need urgent access to particular rare drugs or blood supplies.
4. In putting out wildfires
It’s not surprising that fighting a flaming forest-fire is both wildly risky and really complicated. Flames flare up without warning, circumstances change very quickly, and communication with people on the ground gets mucked up in thick clouds of smoke. But that is exactly where the drones come into play, gathering and sending information on wind conditions up close and in real time. In the future, they might actually assist in snuffing the flames out themselves with robotic accuracy.
5. In delivering fast food and groceries
The simplest way to deliver the shopping is usually to simply load up a shopping app for next-day delivery. But, with drones you can end up getting items the same day, even within the hour of placing an order. Both Dominos and Amazon have seen potential here, showing how they can use drones to deliver their products swiftly.
6. In sports
Drones have successfully crept their way into the sporting world. They are now used to capture the actions in stunning HD videos and photos. From training to refereeing to the live actions, drones have been employed at all levels from high school soccer to the NFL.
As drones continue to gain in popularity among hobbyists, and in certain commercial activities, we are sure to see many more impacts in various aspects of the world.