Scientific research shows that humans tend to showcase high level of interests for things that are considered to be the latest trend. This interest holds until the individual has reached their threshold for satisfaction before finding something else to hold their interest. As a result of that, there have been a lot of things come and go in modern day culture as humans tend to turn their flighty interests elsewhere.
Can this be the future scenario of the drones?
It appears that over the span of 5 years, the drone industry has grown to the point that even the average individual is able to order one from a shopping retailer for personal use. This was not the case about 15 years ago when the use of drones was reserved to military and fantasy movies.
Due to the rapid increase in the technology industry, this has seen the prices of otherwise expensive gadgets plummet to the point that even the average individual is able to get their hands on it as a leisure object or for simple aerial videography and household security. Even drone repairs are become more affordable. A few select companies, like Unmanned Systems and Solutions, now specialize in professional drone repair services, and commercial drone repair as well.
Drone Craze & Popularity
This brings about the question of what makes the drone so popular. The root of the popularity can be related to certain bills passed by the legislative arm of government of certain countries like the US. When the Congress passed the bill in 2012 directing for the freedom of unmanned aircrafts, this opened the possibilities of various use. This meant that possession of a drone was no longer regarded as being illegal and therefore, there were no consequences to be gotten from possession and use.
For most people, the fascination might be as a result of getting their hands on a technology that was previously considered as off limits and available only to a select few at a high price tag. Others might view it as having access to features that cannot be found on the normal camera such as aerial view, 3-D Mapping and surveillance functions. While for the remaining few, it is simply an evolution on the previous breed of flying machines that were available in the past like the radio-controlled helicopter but with this particular brand being easier to fly as well as hover in a static position without falling to the ground even when the controls are let go of.
The Drone Business Angle
Another aspect that has to be looked at when examining the possible factors that contributed to the popularity of the drone is from the business angle. A lot of companies are now investing funds in developing drone technology so as to assist in carrying out intensive tasks.
Companies like Dominos, Amazon and Xiaomi are just tips of the iceberg. The Domino’s in New Zealand recently deployed a set of drones to assist in delivery a similar situation embodied by Amazon who intends to use drones to deliver packages to its customers. Xiaomi which is a mobile firm has recently made efforts to release its own brand of drones. From all this, we can deduce that given another 10 years, drones will become a constant feature of most households.