A couple of weeks ago, I commented on the potential of drones in helping reduce deforestation in Brazil. Brazil is not the only place looking at drones as possibly serving useful, non-military capacities. Mexican company 3D Robotics provides another reminder of the non-military ways in which drones shape society, providing domestic jobs to Mexicans and helping the country’s technological capacities develop even while producing drones for non-military purposes. Again, that is not to deny the potential threats drone warfare could pose or the civil rights issues it raises, but it is important to remember that military capacities are only one of the ways in which drones are used.
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