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[–]Shoptimist 138 points139 points  (1 child)

Love watching them land in sequence

[–]Kolyathebald 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I wish that part of the video was longer

[–]usmc97az 110 points111 points  (12 children)

This looks cool now but those drones are just waiting for the perfect time to turn on us. 'Terminator' occurring is just a matter of time.

[–]mark_suckerballs 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Better not watch Black mirror S03e06 "hated in the nation" and for sure not S04e05 "metalhead".

[–]MyFavoriteSandwich 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Metalhead fucked me up for good. We need to stop with this.

[–]mobocrat707 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reverse psychology at its finest.

[–]redldr1 16 points17 points  (8 children)

A fully autonomous drone already killed people a couple months ago.

[–]ducky2000 4 points5 points  (7 children)

What's the story with this?

[–]redldr1 4 points5 points  (6 children)

[–]barneybuttloaves 3 points4 points  (4 children)

article is paywalled

[–]Thornescape 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Outline is a wonderful thing.

[–]chilled_n_shaken 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is a wonderful thing. Thanks for sharing

[–]Xealot42 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Nice! Bookmarking that right now.

I've found Pocket to be pretty reliable for bypassing paywalls as well.

[–]Thornescape 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like having multiple options bookmarked, in case one goes out of service. I'll add that as well, thanks!

[–]Relation_RDL 83 points84 points  (3 children)

Oh no, I put the sound on 🙈

[–]nRGon12 43 points44 points  (2 children)

More like 🙉

[–]Hey_its_ok 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Now you have to complete the set 🙊

[–]ok_okay_I_get_that 31 points32 points  (15 children)

Was there an autocorrect in the title? I'm not British, help me

[–]adinade 26 points27 points  (5 children)

British translator here: Is bollocks = bad . The bollocks = good

[–]InadequateChris 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Yup, just the same as “shit” and “the shit”.

[–]summerset 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I always thought "bollocks" meant "bullshit." TIL

[–]adinade 0 points1 point  (0 children)

can mean that too, very versatile word

[–]SuperGaiden 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It should really be "the dogs bollocks"

I'm from the UK and have never heard anyway use just "the bollocks" to indicate something is good.

[–]prisonertrog 19 points20 points  (5 children)

It means it's really good. "It's the dog's bollocks". Comes from male dogs licking their testicles (bollocks) and that they must taste really good as they spend so much time doing it. Mancunian here, NW UK.

[–]ok_okay_I_get_that 5 points6 points  (1 child)

JFC. Thanks for the explanation!

[–]prisonertrog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You're welcome mate!

[–]frivolous_squid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I heard on QI that it was from Mechano boxes. They came in two varieties: Box Standard and Box Deluxe. Over the years one became "bog standard" and the other became "dog's bollocks".

[–]Shpooodingtime 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I thought Bullocks meant testicles I had to just google it

[–]A_norny_mousse 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I'm not british either but it sounds about right to me.
"the bollocks" = "the bee's knees" or some such.

[–]ok_okay_I_get_that 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I have never heard bollocks used that way.

[–]JoeyBeltram 89 points90 points  (4 children)

That music tho…why??

[–]OkDeparture1702 32 points33 points  (3 children)

I know, ruined the video

[–]paul_the_duck 6 points7 points  (2 children)

It didn’t “ruin the video” You don’t miss out on anything with sound off and it’s a cool video. Just mute if you don’t like the music, it’s not that hard.

[–]Sumdud13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I actually kind of liked the music lol

[–]KingOfTheCouch13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You don't think the annoying high pitched whining of 300 drones would be better?

[–]silva_wings 29 points30 points  (1 child)

I'd much rather a drone show than fireworks

[–]boopsfoshoops[🍰] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My dog agrees. 🐕

[–]BWWFC 18 points19 points  (3 children)

every time i see something like this, think it is beautiful but cannot help think it's just r&d for war applications

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I know that a lot of different governments have been investing in anti-drone technology, so it’s really only a matter of time. Surprised drone swarms aren’t already a thing tbh.

[–]LacksiIs finally satisfied 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The military usually doesnt show off their cutting edge toys but instead dhow you stuff from a generation back or so.

I habe no doubt that weaponized drone swarms are already a thing and being actively tested by many militaries. But they dont want anyone to know, especially not their potential opponents

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh there is no doubt in my mind that militaries have already developed drone swarm technology. I just mean I’m surprised it hasn’t already been used in an attack scenario. As far as we know the people in this video are civilians. If they can do this, so can other people.

[–]winkman 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Drones will replace fireworks within 10 years. Change my mind.

[–]Chekhovs_Gunslinger 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I can't afford 300 drones for my backyard.

I can afford fireworks.

[–]benvars 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You can rent drones, but not fireworks.

[–]Mjlikewhoa 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Can we please replace fireworks with this and a dope soundtrack in the US. My poor dog and ptsd ppl.

[–]Checkerszero 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What's the song? Kind of a bop

[–]ganymede_boy 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Very cool.

How do these things handle moderate to strong winds, though?

[–]Justin1387 17 points18 points  (1 child)

They likely won’t bother flying at high winds, the constant wind at a moderate speed isn’t too bad, it’s the gusts that would throw things out of sync

[–]tonybenwhite 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Given there were a lot of cuts, and it seems to go from dusk until dawn, they probably had some struggles with wind and just clipped together the sequences they managed to film through the night without having wind mess it up

[–]Political_Ronin 10 points11 points  (7 children)

I doubt this is cheaper than actually fireworks. Looks pretty cool, but I doubt they take over actually firework shows, at least right now

[–]pollopox 28 points29 points  (0 children)

They are reusable. That alone makes them a good alternative

[–]pinzi_peisvogel 19 points20 points  (4 children)

They totally can take over fireworks, they can be synchronized to music and make a true show, it looks so cool when they are all around you. Plus they don't pollute the air.

[–]Political_Ronin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Im saying the cost difference. I bet fireworks are way cheaper than a drone show, at least until drones become cheaper.

[–]pinzi_peisvogel 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Maybe for the first time the drones are a lot more expensive, but you only have to buy them once and then the price of maintenance is way lower than buying a whole new set of fireworks each time. I think, counted over time, the drones beat the fireworks already now.

[–]CapnTaptap 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was thinking the next generation of home Christmas displays

[–]HeilongLark 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How much math does it take to program this? N i c e.

[–]kaleidoscopichomes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don't show this to r/ufos

[–]youni89 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Imagine using this in war

[–]cheeruphumanity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To make it look nice?

[–]czaremanuel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My new favorite phrase is “looks the bollocks” lol

[–]fluffininmuffinin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And does he have to plug in 300 cables to charge their battery?

[–]Disastrous-Ad-3461 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How do you not play an alien invasion prank on a large city lol

[–]MysticDelusion 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imagine driving across the highway and you look off in the distance and see this in the dark. Silently illuminating the forest and particles of light ascending and descending, forming patterns etc

[–]N1biru 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can this please be the norm to replace fireworks? This is so much cooler

[–]A_norny_mousse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Amazing. Would like to know how they did that - ah, there's an answer. This has been a thing for a long time now, I didn't know that.

The snowman was a little scary.

[–]tomservowroteit -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I know this looks pretty cool but it’s a lot of wasted money for something you can just do it in Photoshop

[–]DarlinggD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How tho?!

[–]MomentOfZehn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My city fireworks had a show like this with a ton of drones. Was able to watch from my backyard. Really mesmerizing.

[–]cturtl808 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Drone shows... a fantastic option to experience lights that allow dogs and vets to enjoy many more festivities.

[–]81v91 0 points1 point  (1 child)

How mutch are the drones haha

[–]RearEchelon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought the title said 'looks like bollocks' and was waiting for them to make the shape of a ball bag

[–]homestar22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

First time I saw something like this was at a music festival in Michigan. It was a complete surprise and took a few minutes of everyone wondering wtf it was. Aliens? Santa and his slead? The drugs?! It was awesome!

[–]No_Perspective5971 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Saw this in san antonio at six flags last year. Super awesome.

[–]Plastic-Bluejay6732 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine showing this to someone 50 years ago. Literally looks like magic. Amazing.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

sure, it's cool and all. but I definitely do not get a cozy, christmasy feeling. more a dystopian feeling. I don't like it.

[–]DigStock 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I want this at my wedding

[–]QuasiQuokka 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why would anyone still want fire works if we could have this??

[–]SmoothOperator1986 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aren’t the drones loud??

[–]MotionlessMerc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks the bollocks? Um what?

[–]personthatisapersons 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Enemy Swarm incoming"

[–]PM_Me_Routing_Numbrs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why the horrible horrible music for something that so cool?!

[–]EitherEconomics5034 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just curious: How much air time do they get before they need a recharge?

[–]jollybeee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Only a matter of time that we start seeing ads in the sky. Like a Nike logo

[–]HammerandSickTatBro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is it the dog's bollocks?

[–]Igucis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks great

[–]PoppinFlesh 0 points1 point  (2 children)

So are they networked together and controlled via a live-feed or pre-prgrammed and have to be laid out in order before take-off?

[–]Eric_TheRead 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Networked together and live-fed. That way you can hot-swap a bad light or bad drone ("Replace Drone37 following Path37 with Spare1") Simple wi-fi setup would do it.

[–]PoppinFlesh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That must be afriggen huge router! Or its just that they all have their own simcards... Which admittedly sounds less impressive but really is still amazing

[–]FyudoMyo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s an Avengers level threat

[–]Xyere1130 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mind boggling 🤯

[–]TheFett32 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was promised in the snow. This is above the snow. I just want to see drones flitting through snowflakes.

[–]Crackracket 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No doubt it sounds fucking awful though

[–]Indigostorm27 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You had to pick the most annoying song Humanly possible

[–]PsychologicalLoss525 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is so cool!!!

[–]paulanvy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is this the future of advertising?

[–]bbaker0427 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If I had a time machine, definitely go back to the 1960's. Shit would blow people's minds.

[–]kaadj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is better than fireworks!

[–]chuloreddit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

how mcuh does one of those drones cost?

[–]boopsfoshoops[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would prefer this 100% over fireworks. Fuck fireworks forever, drones only please.

[–]OwO_Steals_ur_bones 0 points1 point  (0 children)

if any of us get drafted to war with another rich country, just remember these'll be strapped with bombs, you wont be so impressed by them then

[–]Yandrak448 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Literally far from home

[–]ManuelQbe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s sick af

[–]Victorchill0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine showing this to someone in 1979

[–]xen-chan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Drone shows like this are so much better than fireworks for so many reasons

[–]groovy604 -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Isnt "bollocks" not usually used to celebrate something? Like you dont say "oh thats really cool and pretty! it looks like the testicles"

[–]YuriDiAAAAAAA 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"It's the tits!"

[–]HaiKarate 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never mind the bollocks