So while we're talking about the future of backpack journalism, here's an interesting idea for a new accessory. How about a drone?
Yes, we're talking about the same technology that the U.S. military used to track down Osama bin Laden. But what if we attached a video camera, and use the drones to cover natural disasters, terrorist attacks, urban riots, political protests, and such. Rather than rent a helicopter, the backpack journalist could just attach a GoPro to a portable drone, send it aloft, and cover the action from above.
Far fetched? Not according to this article from Fast Company
, which says researchers at the University of Nebraska are working on just that scenario.