There has been so much hype of late regarding the use of drones. Previously, drone technology has only been utilized in the military world, allowing someone to sit behind a computer screen in the safety of a military base and carry out air strikes with robots that can kill hundreds of people.
There has been great controversy over the problems this technology presents within the military world, primarily the morality of wiping out hundreds at the click of a button. However, there has been far less controversy regarding the use of drones within the domestic and corporate realm. Drones to deliver packages, pizzas, and daily essentials at the click of a button. How can this possibly be a bad idea?
There are some naysayers out there who highlight technical issues with these drones such as air space, possible hijackers, ect. However, these problems only highlight the surface of the issues with corporate drones. What about the millions of workers employed annually in the delivery world. In 2014, the US postal service employed 626,000 plus, UPS 395,000, and DHL 275,000. What will happen to all of these jobs if drones take over the workload. The answer is simple, millions of jobs will no longer be available for people around the world. Isn’t job availability one of the chief concerns in this country as well as many others?
This is an idea to think about as technology increases, and more and more jobs are handed over to computers at the expense of workers and their families.