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If the Wright Brothers had drones, they might have made something like this

Whether this aircraft, dubbed the "Swarm manned aerial vehicle multi-rotor super drone" on YouTube, is actually a drone is debatable. That the vehicle has a person within its terrifying nest of propellors seems to say otherwise. Of course, that doesn't make the creation any less impressive.

Videos like this are appearing on YouTube on a regular basis, and yes, they are quite silly. But I wonder if we're witnessing a new era of flight invention, that's nearly as strange, funny, terrifying, and dangerous as the days of the Wright Brothers. Backyard aircrafts are laughable today, but they may be the starting point for a new type of flight popularized in the future.

I try to imagine what the early days of air travel would have been like with the internet. I shudder at the thought.