I wrote previously about my concern that flying drones might further reduce our privacy and constitutional rights. That is still on my mind but I’ve been thinking how drones might be useful at the same time. I have some ideas:
- Traffic reports. While I enjoy watching Vanessa Borge point out the traffic jams and accidents on her cool map,. I would prefer watching her at the remote controls of a Traffic Drone, headphones on, joysticks in hand as she guides a live action traffic drone down I-95 for real time traffic reports.
- Speaking of journalism, what about using it for news reporting? Send one of these to chase down school board members or the mayor for immediate interviews. Much cheaper than sending an entire news crew and truck out to the scene.
- Sports coverage?
- Damage assessment after a disaster such as a hurricane, earthquake, etc.
- Chinese food delivery.
If they work out the constitutional protections, drones could become useful.
Some Blogging Guy