A closer look at
At any rate and according to a report that first surfaced last week on the
One of the applications is for a multi-drone system that would hold aloft a projection screen for a nighttime display. Such a display would utilize what
In the second patent application,
With both of these patents, the systems could be used for the drones to carry either screens for displays or lights overhead. Both would be lightweight and flexible enough to move easily and be controlled from the ground. Of course, both easily could be seen as creating a high-tech digital fireworks show overhead that would be safer and more controlled -- and which would cost less than the nightly pyrotechnics that go off at the parks now, as well.
The third patent application is as bizarre-sounding as it is futurist in concept. It would use multiple drones attached to balloons or super-large puppets to make them move -- and in the case of the puppets, seemingly walk -- as the drones control the movements of the characters' limbs.
Maybe the patents are for peaceful purposes in the theme parks, odd as they might sound and knowing what we do about how drones are often used by U.S. forces overseas. Still, we know that it is possible that
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