Potential benefits aside, the use of drones should concern us all

A drone. Their adoption can create jobs, facilitate technology transfer, contribute to manufacturing, improve security and open up new frontiers of the economy. FILE | NATION

What you need to know:

  • With all these risks, is the drone technology worth it?

  • Should the uptake of this technology be tolerated at all? Why not just ban them?

  • Their adoption, however, can create jobs, facilitate technology transfer, and open up new frontiers of the economy.

In February, a Robinson R22 helicopter crash-landed in South Carolina, the United States, after it collided with a drone. Fortunately, the occupants of the aircraft were not injured.

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