What the Tech: Drones
It became an everyday term in the last couple of months as the issues of surveillance and the National Security Agency continue to make headlines across the globe.
It's an aerial tool for photography and videography.
By now you've probably heard of how Amazon plans to use them to deliver packages - Drones.
But they're increasingly being purchased by people like you and me.
Real estate is really big because obviously you're showing the house in a different perspective.
Taylor Chien is with Dronefly. One of more than a dozen companies making consumer-grade drones, "it's super easy to learn to fly. It's GPS-assisted, so essentially it will sit there and hover by itself."
The drones are controlled by GPS and a wi-fi connection. Dronefly makes models with a built-in camera, as well as a model to hold a GoPro camera.
It has the capability to fly about 1,000 feet. If you happen to fly more than 1000 feet, what will happen is, it'll automatically go into rescue mode and fly itself back to the starting position.
Sure, he says it's easy to fly, but almost everyone will run a drone into something.
"It's really durable, you can crash it, it'll take a pretty good beating and it is incredibly easy to fly."
Again with the easy to fly.
All you have to do is let it take off, and because it has accelerometers and the software inside, it almost wants to hover by itself too.
Hobbyists can own and fly drones now, but the FAA has not approved them to be used by businesses.
Drones are the future. They're here to stay, and I think theyre biger than how automobiles changed the world.