Her parents drone followed her always. Drone-watched kids hung out together, not speaking, the only sound the buzz of the swarm above them.
In China some classrooms broadcast live streams allowing parents—or anyone on the internet—to watch students, from kindergarten to university. This has raised controversy, with many raising the issues of violated rights, harm to personal growth, and the potential harassing comments from strangers. Mass media may focus on the government spying on citizens, but should we not also be asking what harm is caused when we start surveilling our loved ones?
//Zebadiah Mina is a comics writer obsessed with standup comedy & climate change. They write at medium.com/@Zebadiah, and live in Vancouver.//
I suspect those drones would be able to hear what they said as well.
Yep, that was my intention. It’s why they hang out but never say anything, for fear of the consequences.