Lions and Tigers and Drones, Oh My!!!
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).