“Animated History of the Drone” traces controversial aircraft’s origin back to first World War

Updated Jan 9, 2015

The past and future of drones is one of the more interesting topics floating around right now. There is perhaps no other technology with as much potential to change so many industries as quickly as the drone. Here at Equipment World, we recently unpacked all of the regulatory drama and potential unmanned aircraft have for the future of the construction industry, but if you’re looking to trace the origins of drones back even further, Mashable has you covered. This fascinating 10-minute video goes all the way back to World War I in its study of the aircraft before bringing you up to speed on the technology’s controversial use as a weapon today and its commercial potential in the coming years. Check it out above.