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Drones: will they save us or destroy us?

Drones: will they save us or destroy us?

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This week, we’ll be taking a deep dive into a provocative topic: drones. For all the rhetoric, you might think think that this is a zero sum game: Drones will either destroy the world, or they’ll save it. The truth, of course, is that, well, they’re set to do both. Sophisticated developments see extraordinary advances []

Conservation drones in the field: Lian Pin Koh at TEDGlobal 2013

Conservation drones in the field: Lian Pin Koh at TEDGlobal 2013

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At TEDGlobal 2013 environmental systems researcher Lian Pin Koh presents a new and unexpectedly benign use for drones: nature conservation. Nepal has natural landscapes that are beautiful — and in danger. But wildlife conservation is costly, and time- and labor-consuming. Behold: Conservation drones, a new tool being used in Nepal to combat wildlife crime. These []

Those Flying Things: The speakers in Session 2 at TEDGlobal 2013

Those Flying Things: The speakers in Session 2 at TEDGlobal 2013

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When it comes to drones, a lot of ideas float in the ether. Technologists see potential for flying machines to help us in all sorts of unexpected ways, governments take measures that seem hard and fixed, and meanwhile the media oversimplifies and dramatizes the issue. The conversation on drones is ever changing — especially with []