Keep in mind, these ‘drones’ are not of the stealth military variety, but for friendly civilian uses — like surveying crops! Mapping infrastructure inspection! Flying into burning buildings!
That’s the beauty of decreasing average costs — soon every child will have a e-book in one hand and a flying drone controller in the other.
In all seriousness, studies show that using drones for crop surveillance could raise food yields over 25% and decrease water usage by 40%. Airware founder Jonathan Downey is an MIT graduate, and previously built drones at Boeing — this is serious disruption, people. Peter Thiel would be proud, if he weren’t so busy prophesying the future of Bitcoin.