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South Park’s Dronmino Effect: Amateur UAV’s Silly Cartoon Debut

South Park’s Dronmino Effect: Amateur UAV’s Silly Cartoon Debut

When a concept or product appears in a South Park episode, you know people are talking about it all over the world. Drones recently made an appearance in one of their episodes alongside the hilarious main characters as antics and mayhem exploded on the screen. So what is South Park’s take on drones in society?

When a concept or product appears in a South Park episode, you know people are talking about it all over the world. Drones recently made an appearance in one of their episodes alongside the hilarious main characters as antics and mayhem exploded on the screen.

So what is South Park’s take on drones in society? It all starts when Butters’ dad buys a drone, which causes Cartman to go nuts. In retaliation, he makes Butters use the drone for spying on people. Chaos ensues as people like Craig’s mom protest the invasion of their privacy. In the end, the whole of South Park is overwhelmed with drones.

At one point, Butters reports dad’s statement that drones are not for spying on people, to which Cartman nonchalantly replies, “Butters, that’s all drones are for.” Clearly the public – real life and imagined – are concerned about how drones will be used in our society.

If you haven’t already, you’re going to enjoy this episode of South Park! Although it does make fun of the drone-hobby enthusiasts a bit, it still points to the problem that we may face and presents both positive and negative sides of the usage of drones.

These camera-ready, remote controlled flying devices are still new and mysterious to the public, and so it is natural that their opinions are often reserved when it comes to how they should be used. As a community, we are obliged to support legislation that will protect people’s privacy, and at the same time allow us to indulge the hobby or profession of a drone pilot.

Have you watched the episode already? What did you think?

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