Are Wearable Drones Buzzing on the Horizon?

Sometime in the near future, drones may be wearable and may even become our buddies — at least if one futurist has any say in the matter. The wearable tech of the future might be able to perform many more functions than current technology can, from acting as a scout and tour guide in an unfamiliar city to being a rock-climbing companion, one expert said here at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival. That future isn't so far away, said Adam Pruden, an interaction designer and tech futurist at design firm frog. "Drones are starting to behave like smartphones — and they're also entering this era of post-smartphone capabilities," Pruden said. "One day, drones may become an everyday household device."