We’ve discussed at length the many potential benefits and uses of drones in this website, so it really isn’t necessary for us to dig any deeper into them this time around. However, this does make the news that the drone industry might reach $4.8 billion by 2021 not as surprising as you would think. After all, what we have is a rapidly growing market wherein people are becoming more and more interested in buying and flying drones. It’s much like how folks became more and more interested in buying and using smartphones.
Because of the many useful applications of drones, more and more fields are becoming interested in them, from police departments all over the world to even the largest oil and gas industries. Drones are now even being used to monitor borders as well as mapping out agricultural lands. Throw in the ever increasing length of time at which drones can remain in flight, and what you have is a gold mine that more and more prospectors are turning their eye towards.
As it turns out though, the rest of the world is just now catching up to the idea of using drones for things other than military uses. Take Japan and Australia as examples since these countries have been putting drones to agricultural use as far back as the 1980s. Now, every country is looking to the potential of using drones to improve everything from growing crops to managing traffic.
More than every other field though, it’s the agricultural industry that is putting the most effort in making use of drones. With strawberries being a high profit crop, using drones that can make sure only the tastiest, ripest strawberries are grown would be a huge boost to profit. Harvests conducted by robots are also something that many farmers are looking into, particularly those that can determine ripeness better than humans can.
What makes this prospect even more appealing however, is the matter of automation. Humans forget things all the time, but if a fleet of drones are programmed to do something at a specific schedule, you can be sure that they will do it. This makes fruit picking, spraying and monitoring so easy, that it’s ridiculous.
As a result, centers and schools producing excellent drone pilots are popping up all over the world. It’s only a matter of time now before the world enters the age of drones.