Selfie drones are a huge problem in the ancient ruins of Provence, and the New York Times is ON IT


Never change, New York Times.

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  1. I wonder if this this is related to their national role as government agenda-pushers...

    ....because my conspiracy theory has the drone crackdown occurring in the next 3-7 years, and articles about how they are the WORST are fuel for that fire. wink

  2. The Lily one looks quite big. The Nixie one seems to be much lighter, though also likely more frail and damage prone (but also less capable of causing damage itself).

    If a remote image feed could be fitted in, could be handy as a scout to check things in moderate distances without having to walk there. Possibly combined with augmented reality glasses.

    If modified for use in vehicles (allow higher speed, for example, and automatic docking onto the roof or trunk at full speed), could be handy to provide better information to the driver - no more corners and turns that are hiding an approaching other car.

    If fitted with a panorama camera and realtime uplink, could be more than handy for telepresence.

  3. She should have been glad to go there at all. Particularly on a day when she was mostly alone. I was there as a kid and loved it. It was far from empty then. 35 years ago.

    That people could explore it by drone (you can't see a lot of what you would like to in any amphitheatre I have been in) would have thrilled my childhood self if I had imagined the future was like that.

    Mind you I probably couldn't have imagined that people would still be Flying, long haul at that, using such ridiculously polluting technologies.

  4. That, or people that don't fly them find them quite annoying. Which is most people.

  5. The other day I was maneuvering my remotely operated camera around a Roman amphitheater catching some incredible shots when the scene was spoiled by one of those horrible shutter bug tourists that always like to ruin a good day's work. They should be banned or at least given a set time they are allowed to visit like when the weather is too nasty to fly.

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