I guess all those hours of playing video games actually -did- amount to something. I recently picked up an unmanned aerial vehicle (aka “Drone”) and flying it has come naturally to me. The controller for it is quite similar to that of a modern XBox console. It’s amazing how responsive it is.
There are plenty of “Drone” haters around here. They’re going to have to get use to it. Drones and UAVs should have a future in the transport industry, and are already making a substantial impact on videography. I hear the military find them to be quite useful as well.
Obviously it was difficult for me to justify investing $1000 in what many consider a toy. Honestly, I’m not sure how much practical use I’ll get out of it. I like where this technology is going though. Spending time and money is my way of supporting it.