So it’s come to this. We already have the Global Selfie taken by NASA in the works, a Selfie Mirror, and now Drone Selfies are becoming a thing. But did anyone ask Vimeo to create a whole channel for people to explore drone-taken selfies, aka “Dronies”?
The channel is less than a week old, and only sports 9 videos, but the quadcopter-induced vanity is pulsing. It’s looming. It’s real. Well, at least for people who have a spare remote-control personal drone with a camera attached…
So maybe this won’t become a cultural phenomenon, but it’s undeniably creepy how close “Dronies” is to “Droogies” a la A Clockwork Orange. But hey, as long as we don’t see this kind of selfie spread into the military, there’s not too much to fuss over. For now.
Alan is serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, and a drone enthusiast. He co-founded DRONELIFE.com to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to DRONELIFE.com, Alan co-founded Where.com, ThinkingScreen Media, and Nurse.com. Recently, Alan has co-founded Crowditz.com, a leader in Equity Crowdfunding Data, Analytics, and Insights. Alan can be reached at alan(at)dronelife.com