|(small drones such as these are available in many stores)|
Awww... they are so adorable! Right?
If somebody says "drone," our brains often leap to imagery of death-dealing monsters. What else can we envision? What do you imagine when you see a video like this:
A) FLYING DEATH-STARS OF TERROR & DYSTOPIAN SURVEILLANCE
B) HOVERING BUDDIES THAT DO USEFUL THINGS & ENTERTAIN US
I suspect that this is a matter of mood & imagination...
Companies like Apple or Google aren't going to design a flying sphere just because it's cool, but I bet they have people trying to figure out ways a personal drone could improve our lives. One guy already figured out how to use Siri voice control. How long until it can order and then pickup my dinner?
This film festival is a significant attempt to intentionally push the public imagination, with drones being used as both a central subject and as a medium for story telling. It shouldn't surprise us to see humanizing themes. Enjoy.
"Samuel Eros Cupido" (Netherlands)
"The Flight of the Ninja" (Japan)
"What a Difference a Drone Makes" (England)