I saw a clip of a highways contractor using a drone to take pictures of the highway for constuction work/plans. He was like a boy with a really fantasic toy! You could just tell he was tickled flying that baby with his remote control.
I would bet that all the boys want to play with these toys at work. Hence, we will have the dire “need” for a zillion of these “work tools” buzzing us like flies. The government’s boys won’t want to be left out of the game so we are going to have a zillion justifications as to why they need to have more and better drones than the other guys.
Get out your wallets. Christmas is now every day in America.
Another angle to it is that you know the local government will purchase mil-spec grade hardware for things like bridge inspection pictures when hobby-grade would do fine (I don't mean one step up from mall toys like in the video but $1500-$2000 multirotor drones with FPV and gimbal mounting for camera). Instead they will purchase $250,000 or higher drones meant for combat in Afghanistan. Seattle, I think, already bought one like that.