I do wonder about the vision the drone cameras will collect or observe and whether in due course it will be saved. Hence it will be there forever for both good and evil.
Would the data streams be reliably encrypted and hack proof?
Would P Dutton outsource homeland security to such a service? (apologies to George Orwell)?
Global enterprises such as Alphabet and Amazon have the resources to have strategically thought through all the issues arising form their plans to use drones. Australia has an above average love affair with technology and limited protection of individual freedoms and privacy.
In a practical sense providing the drones are:
- do not capture images,
- don’t crash and cause loss,
- don’t grow in size to make 50kg party deliveries,
- and can handle at least a slab or carton of bubbles
They will have a welcome future around here. For the protagonists to succeed it will be critical they move faster than legislation, expand the market they are inventing and manage any counter.
We can only hope that the local peregrine falcons don’t take a liking to pizza or beer. They are definitely not vegan so some deliveries may still get through.
p.s. Note the reference to the delivery of medicines. Is this the most “insert word of your choosing” example of marketing spin feeding on our guilt that people may die if we don’t accept this new life saving drone technology?