The media has done a great job of scaring the public of personal drones. Everyone believes that these flying toys are either spying on them while they shower or falling from the sky onto children's heads. Certainly remote control drones, like anything, have some level of danger, but things seem to be getting out of hand.
Even though driving a car is infinitely more dangerous than sharks, my wife drives multiple times a day but she still won't walk waist-deep into the ocean. We are all afraid of what we don't know. I've been flying drones for a while now and therefore I feel very comfortable with them, but the average person only knows what they see on the news and of course that is drones crashing into objects or people.
A couple weeks ago we posted a video of a woman lying about being in danger from a falling drone when it wasn't even near her and she tried to secretly steal the drone. It was a great example of the way so many people can overreact to things they aren't familiar with.
It reminded me of all of the things in this world that are actually extremely dangerous, yet we aren't worried about them at all. I ran across this shocking video of real, full-sized airplanes taking off and flying around by themselves in high winds. I've worked on my pilot's license and I've certainly seen planes lift up or get blown backwards in high winds but I wasn't aware that they could fly like this.
Obviously this is a rare occurrence and I wouldn't suggest wasting your life looking up anticipating falling, unmanned aircrafts. But I just want to make the point that we live in a very dangerous world. We can die any day, in any number of ways. But statistically speaking, drones are pretty safe, especially the small ones that have become so popular today. Nobody is spying on you and you have a much better chance of being hit in the head by a bird than a drone.