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Drones Over Nude Beaches-High Tech Gawking

The eye in the sky

The eye in the sky

When I would go to Black’s Beach in La Jolla, California back in the day, there would always be some jackass above the cliffs with either binoculars or a telephoto lens gawking at the nude people below.  Now with technology, these perverts can get up close and personal.  You would never hear them or see them, but they would see “all” of you.

UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars.  Some are quite sophisticated, mounted with gimbal stabilizers and HD cameras.  The movie and entertainment industry are already using UAS to take footage that in the past required a helicopter.  Now a hobbyist can purchase a UAS over the internet and be operational within a few hours.

How does this effect naturism?  How would you feel about someone taking your picture without your knowledge or consent? With an old school gawker, you could confront them or see them taking your photo.  Now because of technology, someone could be watching you and you would never know.  The video below is an example of what a UAS can do.