How Will Drones Change the Skies?

The sky may look very different in a few decades. This week?s Big Future takes a look at how the world will change as drone technology spreads, filling the world?s rooftops and skies. Tech giants like Amazon and Google are testing them out as delivery robots, but those early implementations are just scratching the surface.

A flying security guard

Companies like Skycatch are currently developing drones that could act as automated guard dogs. When a motion detector is triggered, the drone would take flight and check out the scene, beaming back a live video feed so you can decide whether to follow up with a call to the police or even an onboard weapon.

An eye in the sky

The Supreme Court has ruled that citizens have no expectation of privacy when it comes to aerial filming ? so for the time being, camera drones are fair game. It?s easy to imagine tabloids using them as propeller-powered paparazzi, tasked to follow a celebrity?s every move around town.

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