The experts reckon drones will revolutionise everything from retail to emergency-response services. We think most people will buy one to see if your one in number 36 is still sunbathing topless out the back.
For the uninitiated, a drone is not related to droning on. We’re not suggesting you go out and buy the priest who gave the sermon at your brother’s wedding. A drone is like a remotecontrol helicopter, often with a camera attached for your inner snoop. So no more bouncing on the child’s trampoline out the back garden in a frankly creepy manner.
Amazon are currently piloting drone delivery, so there is a good chance that your drone will be delivered by a drone. Don’t contemplate this if you are the type to pick ‘special’ mushrooms from westfacing hills in early September. You’ ll end up thinking about it for hours.
This might be better than thinking about the modern world. Drones aren’t everywhere yet. They are still confined to the kind of men who have strong opinions on the future of (Avoid at all costs.)
This won’t last. The nerdy billionaires who control our lives won’t stop until the sky is black with our personal drones. You can protest against this if you like, but the nerds will probably cancel your Facebook account, and, with it, your life.
There is one activity bound to flourish off the back of this drone boom. Treating Delusions of Grandeur. It’s an actual medical condition that is bound to get worse when you spend all day on the phone saying, “Don’t worry, I’ ll send my drone around”. Good luck not adding ‘old chap’ to the end of that sentence.
Worse still, Irish people are genetically disposed to suffer Delusions of Grandeur. Two words for anyone who doubts this. Celtic Tiger.