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Why next year’s GoPro videos could be the craziest you’ve ever seen

Updated 8 years ago
Published Nov 26th, 2014 10:15PM EST

2014 has been an amazing year for wild-and-crazy GoPro videos and it looks like 2015 could be even crazier. The Wall Street Journal reports that GoPro is working on a line of consumer drones that have GoPro cameras equipped and that would let GoPro fans take amazing aerial videos.

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“The company plans to start selling multi-rotor helicopters equipped with high-definition cameras late next year, aiming for a price tag between $500 and $1,000, according to these people,” writes the Journal. “The entry of a big consumer-electronics brand to the drone market signals how mainstream — and lucrative — the industry has become in just a few years. Consumers have flocked to unmanned aircraft in recent years as technology advances have made them smaller, cheaper and easier to fly, leaving regulators scrambling to keep up.”

While this is certainly an exciting development, it’s also likely to raise some alarms from anyone who’s worried about their privacy. After all, it’s hard enough to maintain privacy in an era where everyone’s smartphone is a handheld video camera but when you then consider the potential of drones that can hover outside of windows and film what you’re doing inside, it adds a whole new dimension to things.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.