Dezeen today releases a short documentary setting out how drones could revolutionise the way people travel, transform how buildings are designed and built, and radically alter the form cities take.
Called Elevation, the 18-minute movie explores the impact autonomous flying vehicles will have on our lives, and discusses both the positive and negative implications of a future when drones are as “ubiquitous as pigeons”.
“What we’re seeing now that drones are in the hands of every person on the street, they’re potentially as disruptive as the internet,” says speculative architect Liam Young, one of the many leading drone experts interviewed exclusively for the movie.
Drones will “change the way we relate to each other”
“They’re going to fundamentally change the way that we relate to each other across space, across territory and across the city, continued Young.”
Other figures interviewed