Can drones assist clear up the gap in gender equality?
Here’s the argument for how drones can assist make that change.
Drones are egalitarian and accessible — you don’t want a level to fly them, they can be bought at a comparatively low price from Amazon, they usually can be used in a wide range of trade.
Yet there are nonetheless large variations in the narrative of drones in the case of males vs. ladies.
Drones aimed toward youngsters are gender-biased. They typically find yourself in the “boy toys” part, and drones focused at women are marketed with issues like Barbies. One of the world’s largest drone races is being held in one in all the world’s most unfriendly nations towards ladies. And it’s not unusual to see drone conferences the place the speaker lineup is all-male.
But that’s about to alter.
Thought chief, entrepreneur and drone knowledgeable Dr Catherine Ball gave a speech at this 12 months’s TEDxMelbourne about how educating women about science and know-how is necessary and is the crucial gap to equality in not solely how we view women however how we take into consideration ourselves as humanity.
Watch it under:
Ball is an writer, founder, and ethics advocate working throughout international initiatives the place robotics and new know-how meet environmental safety. She is the co-founder of SheFlies, which hosts drone occasions in faculties for youngsters round the nation of Australia (and SheFlies is increasing exterior of Australia too!). She additionally created the World of Drones Congress in Australia.