I came across a new organization designed to protect, integrate and explore the commercial use of UAVs (their term is sUAS, or small unmanned aircraft system). Its called the Association of Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems and their website is located at: http://www.acuas.org/. Anyone is free to join and they also accept donations. Their mission statement, as state on their home page is the following:
The ACUAS firmly believes:
THE UNITED STATES DESERVES TO BENEFIT FROM THIS TECHNOLOGY
and businesses and citizens deserve the opportunity to move forward along with the rest of the world.
WE HAVE A RIGHT TO OPERATE SUAS FOR OUR BUSINESSES
and until proven necessary, our government has no basis for restricting commercial operations.
WE MUST INTEGRATE COMMERCIAL SUAS NOW
to include everyone who wishes to use and benefit from safe and responsible sUAS operations, without delay and without restrictive barriers-to-entry.
I encourage you to visit their website and join the organization, donate if possible. It these types of organizations and the people behind them that will help UAVs flourish.