New technologies will change our lives in countless ways in the coming years and decades. While technological innovations and their consequences are often unforeseeable, many predictable changes coming in the very near future will be the result of drone technology.
24/7 Wall St. has compiled a list of the significant ways drones may dominate our lives in the coming years. In some areas, drones will likely lead to more jobs or better jobs, while in others it will likely eliminate some jobs. Further, some consequences and aspects of drone technology and future drone use are unsettling.
While militaries have been using drones as surveillance and combat tools (among other functions) for some time now, recently industries as diverse as agriculture, oil and gas exploration, telecommunications, and delivery services have increased their use of drones.
According to Goldman Sachs Research, businesses are