If you want to get into the drone business, you’d better hurry.
The federal government is getting ready to place restrictions (otherwise known as laws) on these things before they get out of control. Many would argue they are already out of control.
Companies using drones have envisioned using them in everything from delivering groceries and packages right to your doorstep to pizza delivery and selling vacuum cleaners. No more putting a foot in the door by persistent door-to-door salesmen.
With all these things buzzing about, it’s likely it will get much noisier in the neighborhood. Gone will be the rumble of a delivery truck; it will be replaced by the buzzing of a drone. And maybe the sound of shotgun blasts as perturbed homeowners take matters into their own hands in dealing with these annoying electric snoopers.
The FAA is the agency currently tasked with coming up with the rules regulating these things. For now they have decided they cannot be used over people, must weigh less than 55 pounds, will be allowed to operate only in daylight hours and that the operator has to have the drone in sight at all times. Yep, I think that will effectively off the private drone industry before it even gets started.
That’s really funny because the government uses drones now that violate every one of those restrictions. Isn’t it funny how they can do everything the public can’t?
Some say the legislation will be too far-reaching, even going so far as banning drones in beehives. Hey, come on now. You want honey on your morning toast or what? Why can’t the government mind its own business and buzz off?
Many cities are eyeing their use for police serving a warrant. I’m not really sure what the drone is supposed to do after serving the warrant. Is the accused supposed to hop aboard and fly back to the police department to be booked or what exactly?
And if a drone shows up at your front door step with a search warrant, are you just supposed to let it in and buzz around until it accidentally gets stuck in the dryer or the clothes chute?
I guess I’ve said enough about these new remote-controlled electronic gadgets. It’s enough to make me nauseous and a little paranoid to know these things could be hovering right outside my house taking pictures of me in the shower. Many people are complaining of these same symptoms themselves and have no explanation for them. Sounds like a new syndrone to me.
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