Is This The Future Of Sexual Harassment?

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Oy vey, kids. We've got a new problem, and it’s coming from the sky.

Technology is moving in leaps and bounds every day, and drone tech is just the tip of the badass-stuff-coming-out-of-labs iceberg. But these incredible flying creations have taken a turn to the dark side, at least in the hands of one man and his teenage son.

A redditor going by the handle forthelulzaccount was recently sunbathing with her mother on a beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia when she noticed something out of the ordinary. She said in her reddit post,

"We heard this whirring noise above us and I looked up and saw a remote-controlled plane--one of the square ones that can move really articulately in all directions. No big deal. I turned back down and napped more. Then I noticed: a. It was getting really close to women. Like, straight up in their asses close, flying really low, staying there for probably three minutes at a time, and b. it had a camera on it."

When the drone focused on her, the woman went to throw her water bottle at it, and it retreated. forthelulzaccount was soon able to identify the pilots: a father and son sitting on a nearby dune. The father appeared to be instructing his teenage son on flying the camera-bearing drone around the beach ladies' behinds. forthelulzaccount confronted the pair, which went down like this, according to her post:

"That is seriously creepy."
"What?"
"You flying around your creep drone is really fucking creepy."
"It isn't going to hurt you." He sort of laughed at me now, and I saw red here.
"I'm not worried about my PERSONAL SAFETY, though I am now worried a bit for YOURS. Your drone is creepy and violating. You need to take it out of the air, or I will."
"Fine, it won't go near you"
"No, I need it out of the sky. Now. You are violating every woman on this beach. Get it out of the sky."
He actually got the kid to call it back and packed it up. Even so, I left. I am so mad that I was violated in that way--and the potentials for anyone else being violated that way.

She has a massively good point. What are we coming to, that this kind of behavior has become commonplace? Up-skirt photos, hidden cameras and drones are just the beginning. Where exactly is innovation taking us?

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