My 13 readers know that I often run at night because I like to check out the curious apparel that night runners wear while working out in darkness. However, today folks, I decided to run during the lunch hour so I could see all mid-day hard bodies and work on my base tan. Everything was going pretty well, until I bounded the curve past the shoes-free meadow and ran into these guys:
They were huddled around this drone’s case and being very secretive, then the thing rose up and came towards me, and then flew behind me as I ran forward. It was terrifying.
I am writing to you today, back from my run FROM THE FUTURE where dudes like this use drones and gopro cameras to follow lady runners and check them out. Don’t worry sisters, I flipped them the bird. But really, what could be worse than being FOLLOWED BY A DRONE (consumer grade—marketed towards Geek Dads) while running outdoors? well maybe pacing for a Glasshole while he stares at your ass, but still, this is a terrible surveillance development at the reservoir. This was a terrible socio-tech experience for me, all controlled through an iphone 5S app I want to add for the record. The mobile gaze is becoming very dark as it takes on this thin band of sky at eye level that canvases bodies from their running legs to the tops of heads.
"Live it up today, your time is up tomorrow…There, computerized servo-maechanisms provide all the needs and everyone can pursue endless hedonism"
- from the back of my birthday copy of Logan’s Run
Stay safe, protect yourself from the eye- to ass- levels, and keep running out there.