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Dronies Are the New Selfies

The future is a scary place

The Daily Dot wrote a headline that pretty much sums up the world we’ve created in six terrifying words: “Drones are the future of selfies.”

Smartphone selfies have jumped the shark. They’re so easy to take, your grandma can do it. (And she does).

Far more intriguing is using one of our generation’s most versatile new technologies that can do everything from unmanned missile strikes to delivering your groceries to capturing your duck face. Taking selfies with personal drones is not quite commonplace but has been making waves in certain technologically enterprising communities. (Complete with an Instagram hashtag).

Dronies begin like a selfie: The subject of the photo is holding the control as the drone hovers in front of their smiling (or cooly detached and unengaged) faces. But then the drone slowly pulls back to show the subjects and surrounding landscape from above.

This static image is not a dronie:

This is:

Utilizing cute kids for the nonthreatening spread of dronies are highly encouraged:

The Wall Street Journal says that drones also make for the best family vacation photos, so start taking dronies now before they stop being cool.

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