Drones: Taking Over One Industry at a Time by Enhancing Existing Jobs
Drones are making the retail, insurance, government, corporate, and entertainment industries more efficient. How long will it be until people are not needed to perform the same tasks a drone can, in less time, costing less money? Drones have been an emerging technology for quite sometime now, but the extent of their power is much more immense then taking pictures and delivering items. Did you know that there’s about 110,00 drones used commercially today and it’s expected to increase to 450,000 by 2022? (Nash)
Companies such as BNSF Railway Company and Allstate Corporation are flying drones to keep employees out of dangerous situations during property inspections. Drones are freeing human inspectors, using video to capture detail, augment employee tasks, and detour crime. In the corporate sector, drones are using high-resolution imaging technology to get business done faster and more efficiently. In the insurance industry, natural disaster recovery has been easier to combat through capturing aerial images of flooded neighborhoods. Customers get the insurance quotes they need much sooner.
If drones have created this much efficiency in key industries, what is the next business process they will improve? Could they phase you out of your current role, or an internship role you worked in?
Nash, Kim S. “Drones Deliver Safety, Efficiency Gains.” The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones & Company, 19 Sept. 2018, blogs.wsj.com/cio/2018/09/19/drones-deliver-safety-efficiency-gains/.