Watch the video in the tweet below. Are you experiencing both amazement and fear? You’re not alone.
Someone decided to use a drone with a flamethrower to clear debris from power lines and now my life is complete pic.twitter.com/rVJKgrlbLK
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) June 19, 2018
This video has been making the rounds on Twitter recently, but it was actually filmed a little over a year ago. According to Gizmodo, an electric-power maintenance company in Xiangyang, China, had been using these flame-throwing drones to burn off garbage and debris from electrical wires.
Is any of this safe? Who knows. But after watching this video, hopefully you’ve gained a new appreciation and/or fear of flying robots and what they’re capable of.