The world isn’t going to wait for the Federal Aviation Administration to come up with rules governing the use of drones, or — more accurately — quad copters.
There are too many important uses for them and too many people with access to them for them to be controlled by the bureaucracy, no matter how well intentioned the regulatory process.
Yesterday afternoon’s Arkansas tornado provides but one example.
Storm chaser Brian Emfinger shot the video yesterday, providing authorities with an instant assessment of the damage and route of the storm.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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