We should expect the law of unintended technological consequence to continue.
First, technology is going to become faster and more robust. Secondly, we’re not going to know the uses and implications for new technology.
Consider the idea that drones may become private. You could have your very own unmanned aerial vehicle, a personal drone.
We all know that autonomous aircraft are watching drug runners and firing missiles for the military and law enforcement agencies. Those uses are kind of predictable.
But what if we — you and me — are able to buy and use drones?
Just like we are able to buy cars, there’s no reason that we won’t have our own drone one day. There could be a fleet of private drones.
The question is, what would we use them for? Here are some ideas:
Ever walk into the office and realize you forgot your lunch? What if someone at home could pack that bag into a small UAV and send it on its way to you?