Taking pictures is a powerful concept. If you have seen the hundreds of cameras scattered around the Olympics, there was big change where some of the best pictures were taken by remote control. The below video show what Sports Illustrated did at the Olympics.
There were terabytes of generated each day.
What drove this change was the speed of what can be done. This photographer had 12 cameras remote controlled, and could identify images within 10 seconds to send to his editors.