Drone use cases and regulations

I listened to an Andreessen Horowitz podcast about drones this week.

If you’re looking for a great overview of existing use cases which are better served by drones, new use cases made possible by them, and their implications for safety and privacy, I encourage you to listen to the podcast below.

The podcast raises at least as many questions as it answers. The early days of commercial drones resemble the early days of the commercial internet. There are valuable use cases like infrastructure monitoring and inspection, cargo delivery, and search and rescue. However, it’s going to take some regulatory problem solving for us to ensure that commercial drones are able to deliver their benefits while we also minimize their risks.

Even when these concerns are addressed, it’s going to take time for people to get psychologically comfortable with commercial drones. But, just as we did with the internet, I’m confident we’ll get there.

Also published on Medium.