Drone companies are now making money off the use of drones.
It’s not the first time this has happened.
A few years ago, for example, a drone manufacturer called DJI used drones to take pictures of a concert.
In 2014, it was used to take video of the Las Vegas shooting, the worst mass shooting in American history.
And drones were used to film a protest in Oakland, California, in 2014, where police used rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of people who had gathered to express opposition to police brutality.
The same year, the United Nations adopted a resolution calling on governments to ban the use and proliferation of drones, arguing that their use could threaten the human rights of those it is targeted at.
“I think it’s a very exciting time,” said Steve Largent, the head of the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Drone Rights International.
“This is a technology that is now getting more popular and more popular all the time, and people are willing to pay for that.”
Largen, whose organization focuses on drone use, said he’s not surprised that drone companies are making money from the use, though he does say the technology is a potential threat to privacy.
“The technology that they’re selling is really quite disturbing,” he said.
“There are things that are being sold to a public that could be used for a very large amount of nefarious purposes.”
Ligent said the technology has a long way to go before it’s as useful as it once was, especially when it comes to privacy issues.
He said he doesn’t think drones will ever be able to replace manned aircraft for routine flight, but he said he thinks drones could be useful for things like law enforcement or military surveillance.
For now, Largeth said he wants to encourage drone users to think about their use carefully.
“If you’re flying in a populated area, that’s a whole different set of concerns,” he told me.
“It’s a big difference to be flying around your neighborhood in a city and not having a single person there.”