In the coming years, annual spending on drones and related technologies will double. According to the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, around 11.5 billion euros are to be invested in the technology by 2024. Most of it, about 86 percent, is to be developed for military and commercial purposes. Civilian drones can be important helpers in this – but they also harbor a great danger, according to Kristin Sandvik. The sociology professor at the University of Oslo warns above all against excessive expectations in medical care.
Drones are a perfect tool for fighting fire. It’s one of the few areas where I’m not concerned.