Lions and Tigers and Drones, Oh My!!!

Last Update: June 23, 2014

I just watched the segment about drones on 60 Minutes. I personally think the possibilities are exciting to contemplate, despite privacy concerns. While the regulators are trying to figure out how to regulate, meanwhile, drones are readily available on the internet right now.

Colin Guinn, who has a personal collection of drones, was interviewed by Morley Safer. He predicted that within the very near future, one in five people will own a small drone with a camera attached for taking pictures not otherwise available.

There was no prediction about how soon Fed Ex packages from Amazon would be dispatched by drone, or how soon Netflix will use drones to drop off DVD's at your house; however, it appears as if the technology is available and in use now, and it is only a matter of time.

In fact, a local realtor in my community has already purchased a drone for use in his real estate business and has advertised it on Facebook as a great way to view local properties (exteriors only, of course).

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cookma54 Premium
Interesting subject ... the jury is still out for me ,,, I need to do some more research ... I worry a lot about giving up too much of my privacy and that take me out of my comfort zone. On the other hand - growth can only happen when you reach outside of that same comfort zone. I try to keep an open mind.
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IMN Premium
Me too. I worry about all the crashes that will happen with so many of them flying around. Thanks for reading.
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teacup Premium
This is a fascinating subject and a great market to boot. Watch Jay's training from Friday where he built a site from (almost) scratch.
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IMN Premium
Ok, I will. Thanks. And thanks for commenting.
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wildcatblue2 Premium
This is a little know fact but our military has or will soon have swarms of miniature militarized drones that can fly in flocks unseen for the most part, split up at the last second and swarm whatever target they've been sent to. They will be able to enter buildings at will and do surveillance or take out targets. Pretty freaky!

As far as the delivery system for Amazon, I think it is pretty cool!

Jack :)
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IMN Premium
Yikes! Jack, Seriously? No wonder Diane Feinstein was all worried about getting them regulated. She was one of the people interviewed. I believe it though. They were showing one that looked just like a hummingbird. A swarm of those could fly by and no one would be the wiser.
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wildcatblue2 Premium
Seriously.....that is how I understood the concept to work!
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JRCM Premium
Very interesting. Thanks
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IMN Premium
Thanks for stopping by.
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katheemis Premium
It's amazing & scary at the same time. & something we will probably even see in our lifetimes. Privacy issues aside .. it's pretty facinating.
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IMN Premium
I completely agree. They will figure it out so that it works. And soon! Thanks for your comment.
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katheemis Premium
You are welcome!
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