Friday, February 20, 2015

Blog #3: Can U.S. drone policy finally soar?

The thought of using drones for commercial use is scary for future American workers. A drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle that can be programmed or controlled by a pilot to complete a task. The United States and the Obama cabinet are in the process of reviewing the rules and regulations for commercial use. The article explains what drones can do for us commercially. They describe how the process would work if you ordered a product and you needed rushed shipping. The product would be boxed within minutes at the warehouse and then within an hour, the UAV or drone would have your item at your door. The idea of common drone use is sounds great but no one knows if it will become a reality. That pertains to the United States of course because certain countries around the world have already approved the use of commercial drone use so websites such as Alibaba are helping to take and deliver these consumer goods. The United States see this idea of UAVs as overdue because the rest of the world have already been using it. As you know, we are a competitive country so we love of the idea of keeping up with the rest of the world. Drones can also be used for plenty of more things such as helping the firefighter like described in the article. The UAV can keep a bird's eye view on how to contain flames in a building or finding a lost person. These are very important aspects for successfully stopping a emergency without risking a human life. US officials can't sit back and watch other countries advance because we would be forced to relinquish the title as the world's technological leader.

Shane Otchere
February 20, 2015
2:29 PM          

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