Re: Call me a skeptic
@embeetee- I hear you. I'm sure that not all of these will work. I, for one, am worried about the lack of qualified pilots eventually making the whole thing really expensive.
But it seems clear to me that at least some of the early movers are doing some interesting things that are working. It seems fair with a new technology to let people try to do a lot of things with it and then hone in on what works. Personally, I expect soon that we'll see cities turn more to revenue makers like drone meter maids or speed traps or something.
But I think your basic premise is right-- not all of these will be as cheap as we hope.
Oh, by the way, the Predator has military level sensors on it. I can't explain the way they work. I assume magnetism or something, but we know they do work because they've been in use in Afghanistan and Iraq for some time.
The planting has been tested. It works more on a quantity rather than quality way. It drops tons of seedlings into an area knowing only some will take root.
But yes, not all of this will work or at the price we hope it will work.