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07/02/2018
Technology, Monthly Spotlight

Singaporeans Split About the Game of Drones

From performing light shows at the National Day Parade to monitoring student behaviour at university orientation camps, drones are increasingly becoming the new norm in Singapore.

However, despite their growing prevalence, only half of all Singaporeans feel comfortable with the increasing presence of drones in their daily lives (51%). Also, men are far more comfortable with drones, as compared to women.

Comfort Levels with Increasing Presence of Drones

More specifically, Singaporeans are overwhelmingly favourable about the Government using drones to monitor large crowds and public events with 77% saying the Government has the right to do so. However, on the question of security versus privacy, Singaporeans are split. Just over half think drones are necessary for security (52%) while 48% argue that drones are an invasion of privacy

Drones: Necessary Evil?