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Commercial drones rising in popularity, with major ramifications

The expansion of commercial drones in the United States will help boost drone use, as the US government ponders drone regulation
By: Michael Hatamoto | Drones News | Posted: Oct 21, 2014 10:30 am

It seems unlikely that drones will become commonplace in everyday life for consumers, but that doesn't mean there aren't potential long-term ramifications. An estimated 12 percent of a booming $98 billion for aerial drone spending in the next 10 years will be dedicated to commercial drones.

 

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Looking ahead, companies hope to see drones used to deliver groceries and product shipments, along with agricultural development, and to help conduct high-level construction supervision. Starting in 2015, commercial drone flights - with drones weighing 55 pounds or less - will help offer guidelines and regulation of wide-scale drone use.

 

As more drones take to the skies, there will be continued concern of privacy and safety issues, which will remain a major threat. However, drone-powered applications will be required to meet certain standards to prevent possible invasion of privacy cases.

NEWS SOURCES:Businessinsider.com, Media1.s-nbcnews.com

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