16 March 2014

Drones For Services

Drones are starting to be used in experiments for postal, takeaway, and even for grocery shopping. However, they do have some serious drawbacks. For one thing, they can be used for snooping on others and invading our rights to privacy. At same time, they could even fall prey to pranks and attacks from humans and even other drones. An almost simulated drone warfare could become a nightmare for public services. Especially, if there are visible electric wires in the neighborhood. Even the manoeuvring of drones can seem like a big maze over obstacles in form of tall trees, chimneys, tall buildings, or even birds. What about migratory birds and how drones could effect their seasonal behavior. Nature could even play its way in form of hail, rain, heavy storms. Perhaps, it even means the loss of the delivery man and the end to commissions. Can we really be assured with the way a drone delivers our food or perhaps the way it delivers our post through GPS tracking?  Can a drone really be taught all the various unpredictable things of human society and the manners of city life. Simulations are just not enough to provide a clear level of intelligence for the unpredictable and the uncertainties of nature and human societies. A drone really needs more than neural capacity. It really needs a degree of conscience. The will to make conscious decisions based on the changing surroundings and the best course of action that is humanly possible. Drones can also cost a lot more to enable and for humans to adapt to within their daily lives. Businesses often take a lot longer to realize the full potentials of anything that drives in change to the status quo. It may appear the drive for more robotics in business is a clear way for over added big brother beyond the reproach of visible cameras. So, perhaps, the increase in interest and the creative uses for drones really needs to be taken with an open mind and with a pinch of salt. As not all such creative ideas have an underlining ethical intent or so called productive use in mind. Perhaps, there is more of a drive there for hidden levels of monitoring of people that hides behind the covers of plausibility verse deniability which is further cultivated as a way of adapting new experiences into society. Or, maybe, people really can use the moral high ground and build drones that make our society more efficient and productive. Ubiquity is the underlining driver into drones so are web services, and with web services you can add more added semantic value, which also means they can act as multiagents with deductive reasoning abilities.