I believe there has been a great deal of curiosity about when and how the United States will initiate the highly controversial drone program within it's borders. When is now and how is here in this from the BBC. The article, US Announces Six Drone Test Sights, sheds light on FAA plans
to develop safety and operational rules for drones by the end of 2015.
It's reported that the FAA has chosen six states to participate in the implementation of its goal. Those six states are
Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia.
The BBC article cuts to the chase when it reports that
the worldwide commercial drone market could top $89bn in the next decade.
With this amount of money on the line to change hands we can be sure that there will be scant introspection about the social, legal, or moral aspects of drone production and usage by the entrepreneurial arm of this capitalistic undertaking.
The debate over domestic drones and their implications have been going on for some time. But it appears that drones are destined to be a part of our future with the steps the FAA are now taking.
Without ridged regulation by the government, private drone usage could become a nightmare. But then who is to regulate the government? We have seen time and again the governments reluctance to police itself. The future is unfolding before us and we need to keep the debate going about domestic drone use and its potential, for both good and bad.