Every year at IBC there is always a buzz about “this year’s big thing”. In 2013/14 it was 3D TV (remember that?) last year it was 4k TV and drones. I recall that Sony had a massive presence with the former and the whir of the latter was everywhere.

Well this year said drones were firmly on the display stands, I saw none in action. I suspect not just for H&S reasons but in all honesty, since I saw my first one fly at the show in 2010, the novelty has kind of worn off. Perhaps it was also because the payload some of the “flying spiders” were carrying was of more interest; you see it was part of this year’s “big thing”: Namely AR and VR (Augmented and Virtual Reality).

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