Thoughts on Drone Light Shows

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The Fourth of July quickly passed by. The neighborhood “fireworks party” lasted for the past two nights; it makes me wonder if there’s anymore remaining. On hearing the loud fireworks this past weekend, my memory took me to an article I read a few years ago. If I do remember correctly, it was about the Intel 500 Drone Light Show. These drone light shows are a wonderful demonstration of how technology has great potential to bring out futuristic beauty, perhaps even safer and more environment-friendly. My point is supported here in this article, but I’ll make a short list of why I prefer drone light shows over fireworks.

  1. The drones can be programmed to create well synchronized, 3d visuals. (color change, location, etc.) Take the China International Big Data Industry Expo 2019, for example.
  2. Drones are reusable.
  3. Fireworks cause air pollution and leave harmful toxins around for days, while drones are the inverse.
  4. Instead of the loud, startling booms heard from fireworks, the audience can listen to the music accompanying the array of drones. Take for instance, the Wonder Woman Drone Light Show, where Tina Guo’s performance made a lovely complement to the tribute. (I wish Marvel Studios had a drone show for their 10 year anniversary back in 2018; the crew- and Stan Lee!- would have loved it! Ok I’ll stop…)

I thought I’d just leave my small opinion here (after-all it’s a blog, where you put your thoughts down…). These drones will, in time, be engineered with even better quality, the systems will be programmed more efficiently, and the shows will altogether improve. Eventually drone shows might be more inexpensive than fireworks shows, and maybe those who wish to not leave the comfort of their home could resort to virtual reality sets. It’s exciting to think about what else we can innovate with the advancements of technology.

I’m going to resume my reading.


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