It was probably in the not too distant past that when one thought of drones, one thought of science fiction movies, a story depicting the future. Well, that future is now here with a vengeance to the tune of almost 900,000 drones registered in the United States, with over 500,000 being used solely for recreational purposes.  Here’s your chance to add to the count with this Shift Red Quadcopter.

While drones have been around a lot longer than one might think (reportedly the earliest unmanned aerial vehicle in the history of drones was seen in 1839, when Austrian soldiers attacked the city of Venice with unmanned balloons filled with explosives), the drones of today are more than just flying vehicles. They are now being used by farmers to assess crops and plan fertilizer schedules, by insurance companies to evaluate claims, by window cleaning companies to automate the washing of glass facades and roofs, by online retailers to deliver packages, and so much more.  And while…

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Source: venturebeat.com