Yesterday, (Thursday June 18th, 2015), while reading the comics in my local newspaper, I found evidence proving drones have become part of culture. Dilbert, an American comic strip written and illustrated by Scott Adams, is known for its satirical office humor about a white-collar, micromanaged office and an engineer, Dilbert as the title character.
Thursdays’ Dilbert comic, titled “Alice Breaks Up With Boyfriend,” features what appears at first glance to be a DJI quadcopter. The punch line is after the break-up, the ex-boyfriend is using the faux DJI quadcopter to spy on Alice, while Alice is thinking “That felt like a clean break.” Now I like the idea of drones becoming part of our culture. They have lots of positive uses, but I do think comics like this emphasize the wrong things. I don’t want people associating my quadcopter with stalking. Just reading through the comments, I saw a lot of anti-drone sentiments, which just re-emphasizes negative associations, in my opinion.
What do you think?