Amazing Changes that Drone Technology Brings to Our Culture

Drone technology has burst into the common culture in a way that few people predicted. These versatile devices have gone from UAV military technology to widely available recreational devices with a load of handy uses. And the technology shows no sign of slowing down. Innovations are being pushed forward across a range of industries, meaning that we can expect to see drones used in more and more parts of everyday life. Already we’ve seen such amazing sights as:

  • Drone races
  • Drone deliveries
  • Drone use be first responders

All the amazing changes drones are bringing to our culture

Drone Racing Is the Sport of Tomorrow

Drone racing kicked off in Australia around 2014. Today, it has spread worldwide, and the top league even pays its racers a reasonable wage. The events can take place indoors or outside. Circuits range from straightforward racing layouts to bombastic set pieces, to natural wonders that just happen to be perfect for the sport. As drone prices continue to fall, it seems likely that more and more people will start to get involved with this fantastic sport. It’s already licensed by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, and events around the world are bringing fans together. Already we’ve seen the International Drone Conference attended by enthusiasts and companies like Noosphere Ventures and Max Polyakov, taken place in Ukraine. And more events are already lined up for the future.

Drones Became Unexpectedly Useful to  Emergency Services

For emergency services and disaster relief workers, drones are a real godsend. For police and ambulance crews, the ability to send a drone into a potentially dangerous area has already saved multiple lives. And for disaster workers trying to mitigate the effects of floods or earthquakes, the value of a drone cannot be overstated. Previously, these people would have had to rely on helicopters to get an aerial picture of the affected area. The resulting logistical and financial implications meant that they would have to pick and choose when such a project could be carried out. Today, with a drone, workers all over such an area can have pictures available in minutes, and relatively cheap. Drones require little to no time to set up and can arrive at the place of emergency very quickly, providing info to the rescuers and relief to the victims.

 

Amazing cultural changes that drone technology can bring us

Drones Became Unexpectedly Useful to  Emergency Services

For emergency services and disaster relief workers, drones are a real godsend. For police and ambulance crews, the ability to send a drone into a potentially dangerous area has already saved multiple lives. And for disaster workers trying to mitigate the effects of floods or earthquakes, the value of a drone cannot be overstated. Previously, these people would have had to rely on helicopters to get an aerial picture of the affected area. The resulting logistical and financial implications meant that they would have to pick and choose when such a project could be carried out. Today, with a drone, workers all over such an area can have pictures available in minutes, and relatively cheap. Drones require little to no time to set up and can arrive to the place of emergency very quickly, providing info to the rescuers and relief to the victims.

Commercial Use Is Set to Increase

And in more commercial areas, we are already seeing the use of drones as delivery devices. Amazon has successfully tested them and seems set to roll out even more in the near future. The key to drone technology progressing in this area is an improvement of sensor technology and automation. Once drones can accurately sense their surrounding, and immediately react to that data in an effective way, their real potential will be unlocked.

These are just a few examples of the ways in which drones have become embedded in our culture. So far, their capabilities for people doing serious, lifesaving work have made them incredibly valuable. And with the technology leaping forward every year, we can expect to see many innovations in the future.

A Colchester based internet writer, enthusiasting about techonology, culture and the entertainment media.

Ellen Royce

A Colchester based internet writer, enthusiasting about techonology, culture and the entertainment media.