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The early stages of Muse’s seventh album, “Drones”, were thrown down in Vancouver at Warehouse Studios. But before that, lead singer Matt Bellamy was inspired by an American Dartmouth professor, Brian Glyn Williams. For he wrote a book called, “Predators: The CIA’s Drone War on al Qaeda”. Upon reading it, Matt said to Rolling Stone;

“I was shocked. I didn’t know how prolific drone usage has been. I always perceived Obama as an all-around likable guy. But from reading the book, you find out that most mornings he wakes up, has a breakfast and then goes down to the war room and makes what they call ‘kill decisions.’ He makes that decision based on a long chain of intelligence people who, as we all know, can be very unreliable.”

The album has done very well and in turn seen the guys approached to invest in the very technology they so vehemently performed about.

Nick Horbaczewski of The Drone Racing League (DRL) spoke to Quartz about his company and their plans to turn drone racing into the latest sports entertainment phenomenon. The league hopes to ape the success of Formula 1, NASCAR and MotoGP using drones and has recruited Bellamy among their first investors. Joining Bellamy on the list of investors are Stephen Ross, the owner of the Miami Dolphins, and a number of venture capital firms. In fact thus far around eight million dollars has been raised.

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Seems that drone racing is set to become quite the lucrative sport, because in the last few days a consortium in Dubai has started the World Drone Prix, and its winner can bag a million dollars…!

webmeister Bud will have more on this in Bud’s Weekly Geek-out, Wednesday at 7:20 am in The Morning Zone.

Thanks for stopping by.

Jon

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