Connecting Curious Dots

On the intersection of technology, culture, and everyday life: My semi-updated space to collect and link my thoughts about interesting things I spot.

Better Missions for Drones

There are sad stories about the destructive physical and psychological impacts of drones at war.   During the holidays the Mistletoe Drone aimed for the opposite application, targeting individuals in order to encourage kisses.

From capturing beautiful birds-eye video footage to acting as networked worker bees, DIY enthusiasts are experimenting with UVAs and ways they can enhance civilian life.  While people are usually happy to receive pizza, stunts to deliver food hint at the potential for more useful applications, like the delivery of emergency aid.

The ability for swarm-like coordination has sparked artistic experiments such as a musical performance of the James Bond theme song as well as more practical experiments like flight assembled architecture.

As prices come down and more designs emerge (like this easy to port pocket drone), hope that those are the types of creative applications that people will invest energy in.

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This entry was posted on January 22, 2014 by in Art and Activism, Networks, Uncategorized and tagged , , , .


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