"This review features works by a journalist, an anti-drone activist, and several academics. While the war against the Taliban was transformed into a hunt for HVTs [high-value targets], it became obvious that America's most advanced weapon in the hunt for elusive terrorists might also be their worst enemy in the underlying battle to win the hearts and minds of the people of this volatile region."
"According to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, a trade group, drones could generate more than 100,000 jobs and $82 billion in their first decade of legal commercial use. From his base at San Diego's FAB Lab, a workspace for local inventors equipped with tools like 3-D printers and laser cutters, Chance Roth has helped develop several innovative flying robots, including the lightweight Pocket Drone, which is about to launch commercially after a Kickstarter campaign raised more than $900,000 earlier this year."
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"With NASA's help, Elon Musk's SpaceX plans a private 'Red Dragon' mission in 2018 to land a modified Dragon commercial capsule on Mars. Musk wants to fly to Mars on all subsequent launch windows, which come every 26 months, and land humans on the planet as early as 2025. Axiom's aluminum habitat would be based on the ISS's existing modules, but the company has a long-term vision of building, within a generation, a free-flying 'space city' reminiscent of the wheeled space station in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, slowly rotating to generate artificial gravity at the rim.
"If you'd like a drone to bring you a burrito at 2 a.m., the Trump administration is taking a step toward making that possible. It's also making it easier for local governments to have a say in whether deliveries should even be allowed."
"Two developments — one, national, one local — suggest an uneasy future for the use of camera-toting drones in the great outdoors. And even more decisions will come from the courts about what’s allowed and what’s not."
"A farm in the United Kingdom is the first in the world to successfully plant, tend and harvest a crop without a single person ever setting foot in the field, according to researchers and developers involved in the project."