Privacy and safety issues cloud the future of a rapidly growing drone industry even as the number of people flying unmanned aerial vehicles rises exponentially, authorities say.
The industry holds economic and technological promise, but also potential danger in the skies and concerns about infringing on privacy of those on the ground.
“The industry is out there, and it’s kind of running wild a little bit right now,” said Rex Damschroder, a pilot for nearly 50 years, an airport manager and a former state lawmaker from Fremont. “There’s responsible operators, but there’s a lot of amateurs, too. … You could be putting a lot of lives in jeopardy.” Read more