Check out the video from the guys below which discusses how, through surveillance balloons, the CIA and Marilyn Monroe — drones came to be what they are today:
Also, the tech peeps over at Mashable have a theory on drone technology will look like 10 years from now and held a Google Hangout yesterday to discuss all the details. they talked about the future of lethal autonomous weapons, FAA regulations, drone porn and why some schools are creating entire departments dedicated to studying unmanned aerial vehicles. Basically: If it’s robotic and it flies, we’re into it.
Watch the Hangout below