The Drones are Coming for You

The end is near

We have some advice for you: Embrace the drone overlords now. New proof that flying robots will one day blot out the sun is here. A coalition of media companies has announced that they are testing the technology for news gathering purposes.

The group includes Advance Publications, A.H. Belo Corp., The Associated Press, Gannett, Getty Images, NBCUniversal, The New York Times, E.W. Scripps Company, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. and The Washington Post.

“The AP is excited to join with these other leading media companies in exploring the safe and responsible use of drone technology for newsgathering purposes that further our understanding of current events,” said AP director of photography Santiago Lyon.

We’re all for “safe and responsible” drones! However, if you need us, we’ll be re-watching Terminator 2 for tips on how to deal with robots. That dude Edward Furlong had some good ideas.