Part of our Hey! Look at That! Technology series
Drones (or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – UAVs) are a prime example of what often happens with developing technologies.
- First, the new technology appears, and the possibilities seem unlimited. Everyone gets excited, money gets invested, manufacturing begins –
- Then, the new toy on the block fails to deliver. A lot of people involved at this point get disgusted (or go broke) and drop out.
- Not much later, the kinks get worked out. The technology takes off further than anyone anticipated.
There are exceptions of course.