"Swarms of artificially intelligent drones are starting to show up on stages around the world. Some, like the ones on Drake’s latest tour, of are tiny flying lights that float above the stage. Others, like a recent Cirque du Soleil experience, featured more complex aircraft outfitted with lampshades that produced an almost ghostly effect. Metallica even has its own drone show.
This might sound gimmicky at first, but when you see them live, it’s
thrilling to see these little aircraft appear out of nowhere, if only
because you can’t figure out how they work"