It happened when drones (y'know, those flying thingies of all shapes and sizes) read about one of their own that was able to rescue two teenagers from a rough surf in Australia. The drone provided a rescue for the swimmers in trouble by quickly throwing from the air an inflatable device. Eureka!
Tired of doing just surveillance, drones are now jumping at the chance to become lifeguards at beach resorts. "It's much more satisfying than a boring surveillance gig," claims an excited drone.
Does this set a precedent for the future? You betcha!
Not so fast though. Fearful for their jobs, traditional lifeguards aren't happy. "Buzz off," they're telling the drones. "This is our turf." One lifeguard complained, "Machines are into everything these days. And now they're stealing our livelihoods. It's just not fair."
But producers planning another BAYWATCH movie were delighted, feeling that drones would add a much needed boost to future movies in the franchise. "Everything's going tech these days," said one of the producers with a big grin, adding "It's time for us to join the party."
In public, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, star of the latest BAYWATCH movie, is taking it all in stride. "Ya gotta go with the flow, move with the times," he's told the media. But in private, he's furious, telling friends, "I'll smash those clueless machines into smithereens if they try to steal our jobs."
Advice to drone lifeguards: Watchit!