Why Drones Bring More Benefits than Harm

Despite some sectors’ wariness of drones, due to concerns of safety, privacy and others, civilian drones are shown to bring more and more benefits to human society.

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A drone that can fly into the world’s deepest crevasses could help save the lives of mountaineers. Swiss company Flyability said its robot, called Elios, can reach places too dangerous for humans. – Read more at:

Researchers at Ocean Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to conservation efforts, are using drones capture the breathtaking image with aerial photography — as well as the genetic material in petri dishes. Ocean Alliance created the “Snotbot,” a drone they designed to capture both images of the whales and live biological samples of the “snot” the animals exhale through their blow holes. – Read more at:

Emirati postgraduate student Talib Alhinai is, quite literally, flying high. He will shortly present his drone research to members of British parliament […] “Drones have immense potential to be used for good, to help with agriculture and farming, search and rescue and construction. My interest in them was piqued when I learnt how drone swarms can rapidly build shelters for survivors of natural disasters such as tsunamis and earthquakes.” – Read more at:

The above are only some of the growing list of benefits of consumer and commercial drones. Real estate marketers and events organizers realize the economic gain of their drone photography services.

Some hobbyists buy drones for the sheer joy and challenge of flying an object in the sky, but the biggest thrill for many is capturing spectacular high-quality photographs and video from an aerial vantage point. – Read more at:

On the other hand, things go wrong for drone users who are mindless of safety and privacy rules and regulations. Just like what happened to one such operator.

A prying drone operator was taught a valuable lesson in respecting people’s privacy after nearly having their expensive gadget shot out of the sky.[…]The woman, who doesn’t take too kindly to being bothered by the voyeuristic operator, first tries to get rid of the drone by throwing a couple of rocks at it […]When the drone operators fails to get the message, the woman returns to her back porch with a gun and takes aim.

As James Davis of The Droneologist stresses, “Drones don’ t spy on people; people spy on people.”

Indeed, it’s reckless, irresponsible drone operators that give a negative impression of drones, which when used properly, are more for the good than the bad.

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