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    Who says that smart parents aren't lazy...

    Another awesome example of the extreme shit lazy parenting that's become the norm in today's world. Fuck getting off your ass and being a parent, we'll just let technology help...


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    calm down, we don't the actual context of his quote and that actual sounds like an interesting project.
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    "If I am walking my kid to the bus stop in December and January, I would really rather not be doing that,"

    If he really said that I feel sorry for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sythari View Post
    "If I am walking my kid to the bus stop in December and January, I would really rather not be doing that,"

    If he really said that I feel sorry for him.
    I won't make excuses for him, but does he have health issues that make it more difficult for him? Did he include his kid in on his project and use it as father-son time? We can't assume anything based strictly on the limited information in the article, but the quote itself does seem quite unfortunate and seems more like he's inconvenienced. I wouldn't say he's lazy, though. How many people do you know would spend the time and money to build the drone rather than send their child out the door on their own? I can say that the parent does seem to show concern for the child's safety by monitoring him and wanting to upgrade the system to make sure its safe enough to fly near him.

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    Build a drone to walk your kid home... so what is the drone going to do if he'll get kidnapped? Or if he tries to cross the street without looking? What if bullies come to him? Or he trips in the winter and breaks his leg? Nothing.

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    I like that this guy will send his kid out in the cold, no problem, but he won't.
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    A man builds a flying, GPS-following, automatic camera-equipped drone to help watch over his child and the Internet swiftly tears him apart for being a horrible human being. News at 11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnorei View Post
    Build a drone to walk your kid home... so what is the drone going to do if he'll get kidnapped? Or if he tries to cross the street without looking? What if bullies come to him? Or he trips in the winter and breaks his leg? Nothing.
    That was the first thing that came to my mind.

    It is pretty useless at keeping the child safe.
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    If this was the worst thing a parent ever did the world would be a much much much better place.
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    Isn't the point of escorting your kid to places to make sure he doesn't get kidnapped or hurt? What's a drone going to do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vizzle View Post
    Isn't the point of escorting your kid to places to make sure he doesn't get kidnapped or hurt? What's a drone going to do?
    I can only imagine it as a missile-drone from Banks' Culture novels. In which case, it could utterly destroy everything around it while keeping the child safe, did it recognize a threat.

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    Next project: Drive his kid to school, wirelessly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corbidougu View Post
    How many people do you know would spend the time and money to build the drone rather than send their child out the door on their own
    You're missing a 3rd option there;

    Or bring their children to school themselves...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerWolf View Post
    You're missing a 3rd option there;

    Or bring their children to school themselves...
    I'm thinking a large catapult and parachute system. That way no one can steal the child AND you don't have to get up off the couch.

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    Anyone else realize how much work would have to go into this being lazy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnorei View Post
    Build a drone to walk your kid home... so what is the drone going to do if he'll get kidnapped? Or if he tries to cross the street without looking? What if bullies come to him? Or he trips in the winter and breaks his leg? Nothing.
    What it does is clear his conscience. Not much else.

    I think this is more of a fun project and not meant seriously (didn't read the whole article though) but it is sad if you are not even willing to walk your son to the bus.

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    Pretty sure this was just a fun project to keep track of his son.

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    If this was the worst thing a parent ever did the world would be a much much much better place.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obdigore View Post
    I'm thinking a large catapult and parachute system. That way no one can steal the child AND you don't have to get up off the couch.
    You know what, you may be on to something here. I'll keep in touch whenever I get kids and we can pitch each other blueprints.

    All silliness aside, I don't see why people are so prepared to tear him up over this without knowing more than what the news story reflects. There are loads of variables to take into account as well as your personal, enitrely subjective worldview. I think we should all look at that before we go all out and chastise him.
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    Sounds more like he was bored and wanted to do something silly and fun that had some function and put his skills to work. Wish my dad could build things so I could build things with him. He's old and losing his mind and memory, though, so that's not really an option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnorei View Post
    Build a drone to walk your kid home... so what is the drone going to do if he'll get kidnapped? Or if he tries to cross the street without looking? What if bullies come to him? Or he trips in the winter and breaks his leg? Nothing.
    Little over protective are you.

    I am only 30 yet when Iwas a kid their was the same dangers on the streets their are now and I walked back and fourth to school daily WITHOUT SO MUCH AS A CELLPHONE which is something just about every kid has these days.

    And if you were really worried about such things you can get a transmission device to track the kid, in fact it is one of the many reasons why I would support the government implementing tracking devices in people and making them mandatory, though it is not even close to being the best reason for it.

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