It seems like it’s possible to buy virtually everything you could ever imagine when you shop at Walmart. That statement has never been truer than it is now, with the company’s recent announcement that it will also be selling drones. That’s right, the same drones that people use to take aerial photographs, spy on their neighbours or even annoy aeroplane pilots can now be purchased at Walmart right along with bread, eggs and a new pair of shoes.
For some, this announcement comes as something of a surprise but for others, it is nothing more than a natural progression as the store attempts to continue to sell everything that is in relatively high demand. UAVs are a hot item these days so from that perspective; it only makes sense that Walmart would make the decision to start selling them to consumers.
The problem that some individuals have with the concept is that drones can be dangerous when they are used by people who fail to be responsible. There is scarcely a day goes by that there is not a story on the news about a quadcopter that flew too close to an aeroplane or helicopter or one that almost caused an automobile accident as it flew right in front of a passing motorist. The idea that they will become so widely available makes some people fear that this problem will only become worse than it already is. With that being said, some rules and regulations have been put in place to help ensure that individuals who don’t operate drones responsibly will no longer be allowed to do so.
In the end, only time will tell if Walmart’s decision to go into the drone business is a good thing or a bad thing. Without a doubt, it is kind of exciting to think that you can go to Walmart for clothing or pet food and end up coming home with a flying drone. Of course, what you do with it from there might determine how long the corporation gets to sell these items in the first place.
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