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Make Room For Drone Shows

They're about to get in formation and prove to me they have some coordination.
Make Room For Drone Shows
Drones Not Quite In Formation

There were hundreds of them flying through the air. They seemed to have a mind of their own. Some were lit up, others were flying dark. But when they each arrived at their predetermined spot in the sky, it was one of the most magical things I've ever witnessed.

The metamorphosis that each movement made was nothing short of art. From a huge elephant moving its trunk to a blue whale swimming amongst the night sky's sea to my favorite, a wolf that reared its head back and caused all the spectators to howl along with our drone-built wolfpack leader, it was a show that required you to stop what you were doing and watch.

A couple days later I was looking through my phone at the pictures and videos I took during that show and I couldn't help but see the similarities to different stages of life.

  1. Not every point of light is currently illuminated.
  2. Sometimes the journey to get in formation is longer than we want it to be.
  3. Knowing people are watching and trying to figure out what we are becoming can feel nerve-wracking.
  4. Some people will see what is happening sooner than others.
  5. Some people will not see it until it is uncomfortably obvious.
  6. If done right, it will cause others to take action (like take a photo, video or howl at the moon)
  7. Just because you got it all together in one formation doesn't mean you should stop the show there.
  8. Some people will pay attention, others will just keep moving on.

I feel like I am at the beginning of a new drone show in my life. The drones are in the air. Some are visible. Some are dim for now. But each day, each conversation, and each journal entry brings me more and more confidence that we're about to make the world stop and take notice.

It is still not clear what the formation is going to be, but I know that we're not waiting for any more drones to take flight.

If you know, you know.

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