Drone culture

Watched a funny little episode unfold last week as we walked past the Royal Festival Hall. As we crossed across Waterloo bridge we spotted what I first thought was one of those cameras they have hanging from wires at sports stadiums — but then we noticed there weren’t any wires. It was one of these:


A team were using it to film in and around the concrete buildings and it was pretty eerie to watch. As  soon as they let go of the controls it just assumes a perfectly still and level position hovering in the air. What was funny was that they had a crew of people in high viz jackets to close off the area on the ground anywhere near where it went. It reminded me of the man with the red flag walking in front of the first motor cars. I wonder how long it will be before having drones around feels normal.

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