Drones of the Future Will Take Selfies
(Wired) Today, drones blow people up. In 2020, they might take the ultimate selfies.
Paparazzi is the selfie drone. It’s a far cry from the Predator. The craft “lets you virtually stream your entire life to all of your social networks without pulling out your phone or even lifting a finger,” as the designers put it. A spherical, stabilized camera shoots pics and video from the perfect vantage point, buzzing into position to account for lighting conditions and making sure it captures you from a flattering angle every time. It’s the logical conclusion of our self-obsessed culture. It’s a little bit ridiculous, but only a little bit. Paparazzi does succeed in challenging our expectations of what drones can be and what they can do.