Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Thursday 17 July 2014

It was only a matter of time

...before drones became a hobby for the general public. And, as is the way of the internet, a site and a "community" have sprung up for people who use them to take (it has to be said) some pretty stunning photos.

But how much longer will it take, I wonder, before the forest of raised hands waving cameras and iPads in front of a view is supplemented by a cloud of camera-bearing drones buzzing around overhead? Or someone's so busy taking a selfie of themselves with a drone overhead that they step out in front of the traffic? (Granted, that would be a prime candidate for a Darwin Award, but I still tend to think capital punishment a bit harsh, even for terminal vanity).


  1. Well, accidents will happen.

    Will the day ever come when we have armed personal drones for eliminating anyone taking up more than their fair share of the space in front of us? Up to now we’ve just used elbows.

  2. It would be ironical, that last thought.

  3. apropos macs and virusses (walrusses?) viri?

    Yes, no virus, just a bit of grit in the hard drive; old age I expect.