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"8 Totally Cool Uses for Drones" - more justification for the domestic use of drones.

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posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 11:14 AM
At least, this is how it will (have to) be sold to the public to get them up in the air, doing all the other stuff they want them for, not listed here:

Excerpts from this Article

Real estate sales

Daniel Gárate had a lucrative career as a UAV videographer, using his $5,000 drone to capture stirring images of high-end properties for the Los Angeles real-estate market — until the Los Angeles Police Department shut him down, declaring that commercial uses for drones were not allowed, the New York Times reports.

That's no longer the case, since a federal law signed in 2012 opened drone technology to commercial applications. Gárate, who also uses drones to take videos for commercials, has also been approached to take paparazzi-style photos of celebrities like Kim Kardashian, the Times reports.

Sports photography

Falkor Systems, a pioneer in the consumer use of UAV technology, has targeted extreme sports photography and video for drone use, focusing on skiing and base-jumping activities.

"The angles people get [while filming] are not quite as intimate as would be possible with an autonomous flying robot," said Sameer Parekh, Falkor CEO, who envisions a small UAV device that can accompany a downhill skier.

"You just take it out, let it take off and it follows you down the hill. You get back on the ski lift and put it back in your backpack," Parekh said.

Others (see link for description of potential benefits) ...

Highway monitoring

Wildlife research

Atmospheric research

Hunting — and anti-hunting

Disaster relief

Environmental compliance

Bottom line... they will probably soon be a normal scene in our skies, just as they are in the Middle East, currently.

Get used to it.

posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 11:45 AM
Peak the interest of the techies and sci fi buffs, make it fashionable like the latest smartphone and you will eventually win over the masses.

The media and the movers and shakers will be promoting these in the not too distant future.

posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 12:22 PM
These ARE justified uses for drones. Unwarranted surveillance of civilians not so much, but what can really be done to prevent that? Technology has always been a double edged blade.

I'm not too worried about the inevitable mass surveillance. They already have enough ways to track and identify us as it is, drones would just be icing on the cake. This is the direction in which we are headed.

posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 12:32 PM
Unfortunately that will not be the case. The power hungry and evil temporary elected politicians will use them for their 'enemies' and that will be anyone who opposes their self empowering agenda. The people who funded their own demise but failed to see the distant early warnings.

posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 01:15 PM
Agree, with the first 2 replies. Not saying it IS something to be worried about. Not saying it isn't.

But, if the capability is available, it will be exploited. Period.

posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 05:29 AM
Drones will give us spicier pics of the Kardashians!
Hurry up and get more flying now.

Um, really..NO.
How did we ever get by without drones before?

posted on Jun, 20 2013 @ 10:03 AM
As, I was saying...

FBI director admits domestic use of drones for surveillance

I rest on your face.

posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 03:14 PM
And, awayyyyy we go...

It’s drone season! Colorado town to vote on license to shoot down unmanned aircraft

Deer Trail will vote Tuesday on the ordinance that would place a $100 bounty on drones with U.S. government markings.

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