Can you believe that the modern day drones have some weird connection with the bow and arrow used by primitive humans in remote warfare? Across ages, technology has evolved and today, nearly everyone is talking about drones.
In warfare, aerial surveillance emerged for the first time, during the 1898 Spanish-American War. The Austrians didn’t have the drones that you can order from Amazon for under $100 today. Bombs were therefore mounted on balloons and fitted with a camera. These balloons without a pilot were then deployed by the Austrians in their war against Venice. The first photograph of aerial reconnaissance also emerged during this time.
The concept of the modern day photography drone or hobbyist drone was borne from the 1898 war, although there was a long period of slumber, before the concept came alive to nearly take the world by storm.
Today, most discussions on international relations or politics have a slice of drone in it. Recognizing the growing role of drones in these discussions, special columns have been set up by Huffington post and the Guardian just for news surrounding Drones.
The scary kind of predator drones was developed for military applications by General Atomics, the military contractor.