Drones are the Future

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Drones are the Future One of the latest and most controversial topics that has risen over the past five to ten years is whether or not drones should be used as a means of war, surveillance, and delivery systems. Common misconceptions usually lead to people’s opposition to the use of drones; which is the reason it is important for people to know the facts about how and why they are used. Wartime capabilities will provide for less casualties and more effective strikes. New delivery and surveillance systems in Africa, the United Air Emirates and the United States will cut costs and increase efficiency across the board. Rules and regulations on drones may be difficult to enforce, but will not be impossible to achieve. The use of drones as weapons of war and delivery and surveillance systems should not be dismissed because many people do not realize the real capabilities of drones and how they can be used to better the world through efficient air strikes, faster delivery times, and useful surveillance. Some of the most common misconceptions about drones arise due to the lack of knowledge about what drones are. A drone is a remote controlled, pilotless aircraft that can be used to survey an area, conduct stealth missions, and deliver supplies into difficult to reach areas (Drone). Unmanned aircrafts are also, contrary to popular belief, not solely machines that kill without even a thought to who is being fired upon. They have proved to be effective surveillance units in areas that may be dangerous for manned aircrafts to fly, along with the potential to be reliable delivery units (Drones). With the new delivery capabilities, the time it takes for packages to be delivered across long distances could be cut down to a matter of hours... ... middle of paper ... ... be beneficial to the human race as a whole. Works Cited Anderson, Kenneth. "The Case for Drones." Commentary. Jun. 2013: 14. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 30 Apr. 2014. Bump, Philip. “The Border Patrol Wants to Arm Drones.” National Events.Web. 5 May 2014. “Drone.” Google define. Web. 8 May 2014. "Drones." Issues & Controversies. Facts On File News Services, 23 Jan. 2012. Web. 29 Apr. 2014. . “Federal Aviation Administration.” Google Definitions.Web. 5 May 2014. Flanagan, Tom. “FAA not backing down on regulating commercial use of small drones.” Web. 5 May 2014. Raptopoulos, Andreas. “No Roads? There’s a Drone for that.” Ted Talks. June 2013. 7 May 2014. “Seattle Police Drafting Policy for Using Drones.” Web. 2 May 2014. Sleiman, Mirna. “Aerial ID Card Renewal: UAE to use Drones for Government Services.” Web. 5 May 2014.
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