Everyone Is Getting Into The Drone Game, Even Dilbert

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Everyone Is Getting Into The Drone Game, Even Dilbert

Dilbert Comic Frame from June 6th, 2015

Dilbert Comic Frame from June 18th, 2015

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?


By | 2017-08-31T15:24:59+00:00 June 19th, 2015|Drones, Opinion|Comments Off on Everyone Is Getting Into The Drone Game, Even Dilbert

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Sam Estrin
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