The idea of drones flying constantly in our airspace is one that must fill imagined images of airspace confusion where we can’t tell what’s real and what isn’t. For UFO researchers, especially, the chances of determining what might be a real UFO from a drone will probably put UFO investigations into a state of chaos that may never recover. Similarly, families spending time looking up at stars and planets during summer nights may end up being an exercise in how many drones you can spot flying over.
Plus, let’s not forget the planned Amazon.com drones that may or may not get approval. If they do, you can plan on our skies looking similar to the picture seen on this site from the International Business Times. It shows a survival guide to what to look for in the drones already being used, and they range from looking like black market stealth jets to objects that can fit in the palm of your hand.
The point of drones, of course, is to not make them noticeable. And that seems to collide in the face of how many may be out there before too many more years. Even if they still manage to stay relatively clandestine, how will you know if one is spying on you? All the alarming visions above seemed to have motivated tech inventors in the last few years to design devices that let you know if a drone is in immediate vicinity.
It brings new questions whether every American will end up owning a drone detector to make sense of what’s really in our skies and to help enhance our privacy.
What Drone Detection Technology is Available?
One of the leading companies providing drone detection technology now is Drone Shield. They started out as an online crowd-funding project and ultimately became a successful company, even if they’re still a small startup. The DroneShield is a fairly inexpensive device that detects many different types of drones in use around the world. This includes detecting drone helicopters that are being used for both legal and questionable spying methods.
Some of the things a drone detector can weed out are drones being used by paparazzi of late to spy on unknowing celebrities in private places. Detectors can also help those who feel they’re being spied on because they use business practices considered controversial by specific organizations. Even outdoor festivals that use copyrighted music might be spied on with drones by the music industry to make sure performers have the proper licensing.
Mind you, a drone detector may end up straddling the line of the law if you use one to keep doing something illegal. And that’s where the government may end up squashing drone detectors eventually because of how they might be used to prevent drones from spying on drug smugglers or other nefarious activities.
Will There Be Background Checks for Purchases of Drone Detectors?
Don’t be surprised to see drone detectors either be eliminated or become highly regulated so only those with the cleanest records acquire one. In that regard, it could become as controversial as guns in America where whoever owns one gets a thorough vetting so a detector doesn’t let them get away with something potentially disastrous.
Eventually, if the government ultimately puts a stifle on drone detectors, we may have to live in a world where we pretend something isn’t there. That elephant in the room philosophy is already being applied to the lack of security on mobile devices, just so we have the convenience of making complex tasks easier. The same philosophy may eventually evolve in our skies where the sight of a drone over our homes will be expected as part of a common good rather than our own downfall.
For those who wonder if it’s of our world, we’ll only have to wait for an undeniable signal to find out otherwise.