Drones can be used for good as well as for evil …

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For all the potential good they can offer, one of the great fears about drones is that they can be used to invade our privacy.

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Just imagine that you and your partner have found a nice secluded beach, or field – or even your own backyard – and decide to get intimate. While in the throes of passion, you spot a drone overhead, filming you as you bump and grind away.

Well, a couple of filmmakers have imagined (and filmed) just such a scenario.

The film is called Drone Boning (and it goes without saying that the site linked to is very NSFW).

The film itself is beautifully shot – it was filmed using a Panasonic GH4 that can shoot 4K video – and looks like a BBC2 documentary. You expect to hear the dulcet tones of Sir David Attenborough at any moment.

Except for the aerial shots of people having sex.

Brandon LaGanke, from production company Ghost+Cow Films, told Motherboard (also NSFW): “We wanted to explore the whole idea of drone privacy and strikes — this idea of ‘make porn, not war.’ It started as a kind of funny commentary on privacy and voyeurism, but it quickly became a conceptual grounding.”

The fear of “peeping Tom drones” recently caught the imagination of Matt Stone and Trey Parker and their South Park team …

Stuart O’Connor