The future is here (LONG)
smack down the middle of our street.
DD and GS (age 7) were visiting this weekend.
At some point we heard a sound of what we thought was a remote controlled airplane. We looked up and saw a silver object flying above the houses. It was not a plane nor a helicopter. It had no wings nor helicopter blades.
Back and forth it went, eventually it came back to hover over our street. It made a u turn, then we saw that it had a camera. It was hovering over us,It was a drone or a hoover craft, and GS was so excited, he was jumping up and down, waving his arms.
I noticed that there were a couple of guys up the street that were controlling the "object".
I explained to GS that it was some guys up the street that had flown this object and at some point he could do the same.
It so happens that we have a flight simulator downloaded (free download) on our laptops, and when he got into the house he asked to "fly":
On a personal note, I'd say that I'm not comfortable one bit about having drones or hover craft flying over our house, so at some point we'll have to have some rules and regulations. This is another case where technology is way ahead of the rules/law.
But this is silicon valley.