Industries transformed by drones
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Industries transformed by drones

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[MUSIC] While it remains to be seen whether the general population can be trusted not to fly drones into the Whitehouse, the age of the drone is here and there's no turning back. There's too much money at stake, and it's not coming from hobbyists, it's coming from big business. commercial drones flown by licensed accountable companies will transform the way business is done around the world. So let's go beyond the toys with the top five industries that are already being transformed by drones. Starting off at number five, journalism. Whether it's covering the frontlines of the battle field or the red carpet of the Oscars, journalists and news agencies are increasingly using drones. They're like a new helicopter for a fraction of the price, and because they're (UNKNOWN), all they need are some GPS coordinates and they can be on the scene before a reporter can even load up the van. At number four, mapping. Whether you're surveying a construction site or creating a 3D map of Chichen Itza. The high resolution cameras and sensors being packed into drones can capture an insane amount of data from their environment. Imagine an architect or an engineer being able to watch the daily project of a building being constructed half way across the world with a 3D model that they can zoom around ...round. That's pretty cool and it's already here. Coming in at number three, transportation. Not for people but for our stuff. So you could make the argument that self-driving cars are a type of drone. For aerial drones transportation of goods can go two ways. You've got your heavy payloads using big, expensive drones... We've seen the military already doing this to supply soldiers in the field with unmanned full-size helicopters that can carry up to 6,000 pounds. And then you've got your last mile deliveries of small goods through Amazon Diaper Delivery Service, or as we're already seeing, bags of crystal meth. Which brings us to number two, law enforcement. Aside from using counter-drones to take down those blue meth Heisenberg helicopters expect to see more local police and security firms use drones for monitoring and first responding. In one way it's kind of cool to know that if you're in trouble a police drone could reach you in minutes or scare the punks off your lawn. But on the other hand, a buzzing sky full of police video cameras sounds like an Orwellian nightmare. Either way, time to bring your pot farm indoors. Unless of course your farm is legit. Because the number one industry set to be transformed by drones is farming. [MUSIC] And I mean real fun. Everything from organic beet farms to big agro. Ranches and livestock, even fish farms. Drones have already proven useful for monitoring crop growth, chlorophyll density, soil quality, even counting livestock populations. Just crazy amount of data on big stretches of farmland, allowing farmers to make smarter decisions and more food for us. So there you go, five industries that are poised to be transformed by the use of commercial drones. Many of which are already getting started. But that's just my opinion, let me know what you think, send me a message on Twitter, I'm at Donald and for more top fives like this, visit top5.cnet.com. I'm Donald Bell, thanks for watching.

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