fbpx
INNOVATION

5 facts about drones

In time, there will be a whole family of Amazon drones, differently designed for specific environments. Drones have become a major topic of debate in our modern society and people tend to either love them or just hate them. they are set to become an increasingly common sight, both in military operations and in the...

Last updated: 30 Jul 2020 - 4 mins read

Robin Creative Director

Flying drone

CONTENTS

In time, there will be a whole family of Amazon drones, differently designed for specific environments. Drones have become a major topic of debate in our modern society and people tend to either love them or just hate them. they are set to become an increasingly common sight, both in military operations and in the sky even (above your very own backyard).

Consumer good

The number of drones is growing faster as consumer goods, then as a military application. Maybe you had a remote-controlled car while growing up or perhaps even an RC plane. The chances are high that instead, your kids are going to be playing with drones. The estimated value of the drone industry in 2015 was 3.3 billion dollars,

but that figure is projected to balloon to 90 billion by 2025.

Like most technologies, drones are becoming increasingly cost-effective to manufacture and more user-friendly. According to the company 3D robotics, more customers are building and flying their DIY drones than ever before. However, drones aren't limited to hobbyists and are becoming a versatile tool across a variety of domains. For example, farmers use them to serve water to a large field of crops. In addition, they can be used in search and rescue missions or even for wedding photography.

Used by the police

Police are now using drones as well. Instead of being equipped with weapons, they can now 'spy' on you with their drones. How do you feel knowing that your local police force could be watching you from above? It might sound like George Orwell's 1984, come true, but let's stay optimistic and hope they don't go all Big Brother on us.

There are many ways in which drones could prove to be useful and effective tools in the hands of a responsible force. Including better documentation of crime scenes and efficient aerial searches for either missing persons or violent criminals at large. Unfortunately, in the EU, the exact limits of what police can or cannot do with drones have thus far only been established on a regional level.

Used for delivery

They can be called 'the pizza boy's postal workers' or even 'the waiters of future delivery'. From being tired of waiting on your late pizza delivery, now people can follow their pizza delivery drone live via an app. Of course, pizza delivery boys are starting to look like an endangered species because of this. However, not only the hospitality sector is changing their delivery routines. Perhaps the most promising application of drone-based delivery is the Amazon drone delivery system. This system hopes to deliver 90% of their parcels in 30 minutes or less within US urban areas.

Used by terrorism

Unfortunately, drones have taken a staggering number of lives. Drone strikes have been as much a characteristic of the Obama presidency as Obama care. Drones can be a lot of fun and maybe even used for pizza delivery, but the driving force behind them is military applications. Predator drones were first deployed in Afghanistan to locate and perform recon on Osama bin Laden. Since that moment the total number of deaths by drone strikes has exponentially increased on a daily basis.

The history

Lastly, drones have a surprisingly long history. The history is much longer and richer than their recent popularity might have you to believe. In fact, the earliest examples of rudimentary armed drones can be traced back to 1918. This was when Austrian forces attached explosives to unmanned hot-air balloons, in hopes of flying them over Italy and triggering the bombs via long copper wires. Of course, the plan failed, but the concept was established.

The term 'drone' is said to have been coined in 1935, when unmanned target planes were being developed by 1964.

Early versions of modern drones were being used in Vietnam and the rest is history.

SIGN UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER

    By signing up you agree with our privacy policy

    GET IN TOUCH

    To speak with us, call (+31) 613 326 179, send us an email, or reach out to us by chat or What’s App.

    THINKING

    Shopify Summer Editions ’23 – our favourites

    Imagine my Business – Imagine my Store – Imagine my Future This is the hook, Shopify introduces us to the Summer Editions ’23. One of the most powerful updates until now. There have been some changes in the digital world, which automatically affect the eCommerce industry – bringing a lot new opportunities to the field. Personalisation...

    Shopify’s one-page checkout

    By now, we’ve all heard of the Shopify Editions | Winter ’23 and the amazing upgrades that the eCommerce platform will be offering soon.  Shopify is one of the biggest players in the industry, holding a substantial market share in the United States and accounting for over $444 billion in global economic activity. The new...

    B2B with Shopify: Unlocking the Power of Business-to-Business Commerce

    In today’s digital age, eCommerce has revolutionised the way businesses operate and connect with their customers. Shopify, one of the leading eCommerce platforms, not only caters to direct-to-consumer (DTC) businesses but also provides robust features, which Shopify Plus merchants can utilise for business-to-business (B2B) transactions. This article explores the world of B2B on Shopify, its...

    Shopify Markets Pro: The Ultimate Solution for International eCommerce Businesses

    Are you looking to expand your eCommerce business and take over the international market? Yet the complexities of international transactions made you reconsider your decision? Shopify Markets Pro delivers an all-in-one solution that simplifies the process of selling globally. We’ll be showing you all the things you need to know about the new toolkit of...

    The logo of Klaviyo One, a comprehensive customer data platform (CDP) that revolutionises business growth and customer engagement.

    What is Klaviyo One?

    Klaviyo One is the all-in-one platform to grow your business. Klaviyo has always been a powerful email marketing tool, but with the release of Klaviyo One, they are now a complete customer data platform (CDP). This means that you can now manage all of your customer data in one place, and use it to drive...

    Various equipment such as camera are put on the white background

    Omnichannel versus Multichannel

    Omnichannel and multi-channel: what’s the difference? We’re going to be elaborating on the differences between omnichannel and multi-channel. So let’s jump straight into it! So let’s start off with a few definitions. The defintions First of all, when we speak about channels what we mean is a medium through which a brand is able to...

    Title of the blog: WooCommerce migration: A step-by-step guide

    WooCommerce migration: A step-by-step guide on how to navigate your migration

    In the dynamic world of eCommerce, staying ahead means not just keeping pace with technology but leveraging it to your advantage. At Flatline Agency, we’ve observed a significant trend where businesses are transitioning their digital storefronts to platforms that offer more agility, scalability, and user engagement.  Introduction WooCommerce is favoured by many for its seamless...

    Season 2/2: Mastering Framer’s most useful features in 5 minutes

    Learn how to create your new intuitive, and beautiful experiences with Framer Welcome back to our Framer blog series. In our previous blog post, we started discovering how Framer can transform the process of designing, sharing, and publishing websites and prototypes without the need for coding knowledge. Framer is a comprehensive design tool tailor-made for...

    Shopware to Shopify: The best eCommerce tool in 2024

    Switching from Shopware to Shopify should be your next step, but why? Furthermore, how? We’re here to answer all these questions, so don’t worry. Introduction At Flatline, we have noticed a shift in businesses in the digital marketplace. More companies are transitioning from Shopware to Shopify to unlock new growth opportunities and enhance their digital...

    Season 2/1: Framer’s what, how, and why

    Let’s learn how to design, share, and publish your new website faster than ever with no code. At Flatline, we’re excited to announce that we will release a new blog series. This, as the title suggests, will cover how to use Framer to the best of its ability. Our first release will explain “what” Framer...

    From Lightspeed to Shopify: Optimising your migration in 2024

    Migrating from Lightspeed to Shopify is absolutely worth it, but why? And how? Don’t worry, all of these questions will be answered here. Lightspeed and Shopify Identification Lightspeed is a cloud-based commerce platform tailored for retail, hospitality, and golf businesses. It provides a comprehensive set of tools, including point-of-sale (POS) systems, inventory management, and customer...

    ChatGPT 3.5 vs ChatGPT 4: A direct comparison

    The staggering differences between ChatGPT 3.5 and ChatGPT 4, side-by-side. Welcome to our newest blog. Today we’ll be delving into the details of 2 of the most popular AI tools in the world. ChatGPT 3.5 and ChatGPT 4. As some of you may already know, Chat ChatGPT is the paid subscription provided by OpenAI, we’re...

    A-clear-step-by-step-guide-for-your-HubSpot-settings-by-Flatline-Agency-blog-post-picture.png

    HubSpot settings: Your clear guide for 2024

    A complete guide to answer all of your questions on how to set up your HubSpot Settings. Welcome to our guide on your HubSpot settings navigation. If you’re new to HubSpot and not sure how or where to start, don’t worry. This guide, along with our complementary videos, will help you through each step to...

    Season 1/4 – Shopify B2B apps

    Shopify B2B apps – the Flatline go-to’s Shopify has brought its B2B game to the next level. There are a lot of opportunities to take from the eCommerce platform and also a lot of apps to be used. We’ll introduce you to the B2B basics of Shopify and our Go to apps, for Shopify Plus...

    Season 1/3 – Shopify multistores

    Shopify multistores – the innovation of merging your online business Shopify has emerged as a beacon for retailers looking to expand their digital footprint. With the introduction of Shopify multistores, businesses now have the capability to manage multiple storefronts under a single umbrella, a feature that has revolutionised the way brands approach online selling. This...

    Season 1/2 – Shopify email setup

    Let us show you how to set up your Shopify email – store owner email and sender email! Email is more than a communication tool for your customers, it’s a real marketing tool that can be used in so many ways. 2024 is definitely an opportunity for you to step up your mail game with...

    This site is registered on wpml.org as a development site. Switch to a production site key to remove this banner.