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Volume 71, issue 2
Geogr. Helv., 71, 137–146, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-71-137-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Special issue: Power and space in the drone age

Geogr. Helv., 71, 137–146, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-71-137-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Standard article 20 Jun 2016

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Assemblage of the vertical: commercial drones and algorithmic life

Jeremy W. Crampton
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This paper discusses the development of the market for small commercial drones in the USA. I suggest the market does not just develop by itself, but through a whole series of struggles by various people and institutions. Drones are also part of an increasing dependence by society on machine decision-making, which is replacing human decision-making. I was interested in examining these developments in the context of small drones and the possibility of new geographies of the sky.
This paper discusses the development of the market for small commercial drones in the USA. I...
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