How drones will affect our future?

Aerial drones first became known on the household level primarily due to the military’s initial use of the technology in ground attack roles. As with many previous military inventions, such as microwaves and GPS, drone technology has also trickled down to the “civilian” world, which is now beginning to adapt drone technology to serve a wide array of uses.

Below are 5 additional ways drones may make an impact in the future.

1. Aiding Search and Rescue Efforts

It’s likely that drones will improve search and rescue efforts. If someone is lost in the wilderness or another potentially dangerous environment, a drone equipped with a camera and infrared sensors can locate them and get rescue teams to them much quicker than in the past.

2. Aerial Delivery of Packages and Humanitarian Relief Supplies

This application of drone technology is a big one, though it hasn’t taken off yet at universal scale. Amazon only just completed their first drone delivery of a package in the United Kingdom. Drones would be able to get relief supplies to victims of a variety of natural disasters far quicker than any other method.

3. Rapid Delivery of Emergency Medical Help

When someone has a heart attack or other massive life-threatening incident, time is of the essence. If the flow of oxygen gets shut off to the brain for too long when the heart stops beating, brain damage does not take long to occur.

According to professionals, using an aid within three minutes on a victim of cardiac arrest is the best chance at survival. Due to this fact, one huge potential use for drones is to save lives through the rapid delivery of life-saving equipment.

4. Assisting with Agriculture

Drones can cost effectively fly over sweeping plots of agriculture, and their and cameras are able to detect patches of insects or other problems that may be threatening the crops. Additionally, they can monitor the overall health of crops and help detect when and where more water or fertilizer may be needed.

5. Extending Internet Access

A fleet of solar-powered drones can be used to extend internet access across patches of territory that currently lack this service that is taken for granted in the developed world.