While drones have shown their worth on the battlefield and may be of some use for the government and law enforcement, however the regulation of domestic usage may also violate privacy rights as well as potentially endanger civilian lives. Drones are inexpensive revolutionary pieces of technology, that have played key roles in the fight against terrorism and might even have a place in aiding the U.S. to an extent, but what will protect civilians from the threat that these drones present?
The creation and usage of drones has proved to be more than effective, through their ability to track and spy , and the fact that a drone can target U.S. enemies without risking any lives. Can these unmanned devices be used in the normal world? The answer is yes, but as with any technological advancement there are risks. Because of their low cost and low risk, drones are already becoming increasingly popular amongst law enforcement officers. These drones allow for police to monitor criminals with a watchful eye, and maneuver with stealth and ease, however it is also for this reason that drones could potentially cause infringement on privacy.
Although drones are currently only used for surveillance in the U.S., what is to stop the government from using drones to spy on innocent civilians without warrant? This invasion of privacy is what is keeping drones from becoming an acceptable piece of technology within the U.S. and until a system is developed that can guarantee that civilians will be protected from drones, then drones have no place within the U.S. yet.
Drones have proved useful in war, and may even become used in the U.S. in the near future, but until protection of privacy can be ensure, drones have no place.