This is just an idea, hear me out.
A company will manufacture solar-powered autonomous drones which can identify people and identify when someone is in danger and respond by using non-lethal force (where applicable) and then calling the appropriate authorities to take over. Just like the local vigilante does. Such drones could also serve as surveillance systems providing footage to security operatives to help solve crimes. The footage can also be made publicly available.
I haven’t really figured out how the company will make a profit but I guess they can collect payments from communities that require the services of the drones.
Taking it a step further, the drones can even serve free wireless internet connectivity to people around. This part works by serving adverts to users of the wireless internet. Still thinking about this, not sure if it’ll work.
What are your opinions?