Over the past few years, one of the biggest changes to technology has been the incorporation of drones. Drones, which are still relatively new, have been used in a variety of situations for the purposes of military, monitoring, and even shipment. While drones have been very helpful, and could be used a lot more in the future, there are a variety of factors that could prevent their use from expanding a lot more. A recent new article has pointed out all of the hurdles that drones need to work through before they will be more prevalent in the future (http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21723000-engineers-and-regulators-will-have-work-together-ensure-safety-drones-take).

 

When it comes to the expansion of drones, one of the things that must be addressed is regulation. Over the past few years, the quality of drones and their technology has increased rapidly. While drone technology has grown and developed a lot in this time, there have been only a few different laws and rules that have been established to control drones. The FAA has been one of the leaders when it comes to building laws that reduce the usage of drones around major airports.

 

While the FAA has had some laws and regulations in place, there are likely going to be a lot more put forth in coming years. These laws will likely be a necessity to help control the use of the technology going forward. A few different prominent retailers have already started discussing using drones for the purpose of providing expedited shipping.

 

While the use of drones could make shipping a lot more convenient, the thought of thousands of drones roaming the skies is scary to a lot of people. There will likely need to be a system established that will control how many drones can be in the sky, where they can land, and what specifications they will need to match in order to be qualified to fly in the sky above certain areas of land to help keep people safe below.