Because historically people only came to see drones as being verifiable war machines and killing machines, mainly through being influenced by their objective, and sometimes subjective, news media broadcasts, negative perceptions on the general use of today’s drones need to be set aside for once and for all. Yes, certainly, today’s DJI drones are being used for security and, indeed, national security, purposes, but even more so today, they are being used responsibly.
The responsible use of DJI and other drones are also closely monitored and regulated through national security, state and county ordinances. So, there is no reason why private sector concerns should not continue with this responsible example. Speaking of engaging in responsibility in the use of resourceful apparatus, today’s software powered drones are being used sustainably to help promote sustainable commercial practices.
For instance, airborne courier or shipping services have increasingly come to replace a number of land surface shipping services. Instead of using long-distance vehicles that will be using a lot of gasoline over hundreds of miles, light-weight fuel and energy efficient drones are being utilized sustainably. Companies that utilize these autonomous creatures of the sky have also come to see the financial benefit of doing so.
Very little fuel is used, so of course, energy costs are driven down. Also, solar powered craft are becoming increasingly common and, indeed, popular. Farmers, who need to be as efficient and resourceful as possible, are already utilizing these crafts to monitor their pastures and agriculture practices on the ground. Climatologists and other scientists are, of course, already using drones on a regular basis as enhanced and far more effective research and development tools.
What else? Of course, this list of sustainable examples could grow, but perhaps it’s time to leave this exercise up to you, the reader.