The drones of the near future are a disruptive technology, straddling the earth-air divide with the power to do almost any data-collection task more quickly and cheaply than ever before. Looking for a missing person? Deploy a drone. Measuring your construction project? Deploy a drone. Weeding your cornfield? Deploy a drone.
As disruptive as this is for business, it’s not business alone that will be disrupted. The legal foundations of questions about privacy, airspace, and jurisdictional preeminence will be, too.