New Video Shows How Drones Could Replace Fireworks [VIDEO]

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One of the country’s leading technology companies says drones could soon replace fireworks.

Intel released a video Tuesday of the company flying 100 brightly lit drones with just one operator for the first time in the United States.  The show lit up the sky and resembled a fireworks display.

“Our goal is to be able to do this over stadiums, to do this over events that have large populations,” Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says in the video. “We have visions from going from a hundred to a thousand over time.”

Intel set the Guinness World Record for most simultaneously airborne drones in Germany in November with 100 drones. This recent sky show took place in Palm Springs, Calif., after Intel got exemptions for the Federal Aviation Administration. It is the first of its kind in the U.S.

“I see a future where fireworks and all their risks of smoke and dirt are a thing of the past, and they’re replaced by shows that have unlimited creativity and potential – and powered by drones,” Krzanich said at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.


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