This might blow your mind. In the USA alone, it is expected that 7 million drones will be in use by 2020.
These are UAVs that are being used heavily in industry and commerce, and of course recreation. Drones have many current uses, and vastly more uses are coming.
We’re a ways off from full drone autonomy (with an AI on board) but there are many self-piloting features that are gaining traction in the drone world. In fact, there has been a discussion on drawing a clear line between self-flying drones and autonomous drones.
To add to the discussion, we published an interesting article on the power of networked drones that you might enjoy.
Do you have a drone? Do you want one? What would you do with it?