Drowning? Lifeguard Drones Overhead!

There's no feeling like realizing that you might be in over your head far from shore. Lifesaving help might be closer than you think.

(Lifeguard Drones will save swimmers' lives)

Fans of science fiction great Frederik Pohl recall that in The Age of the Pussyfoot, he writes about flying death-reversal equipment:

"Man Forrester!" cried the joymaker from his belt. "I must inform you that Heinzlichen Jura de Syrtis Major has waived protest of the bonding regulations. The death-reversal equipment is on its way..."

The joymaker was addressing him again, bat he could catch only part of it. ". . . On station now, Man Forrester." A shadow passed over him, and he looked up. Overhead a white aircraft of some sort—it had no wings—was sliding diagonally down toward him. It bore a glittering ruby insigne like the serpent staff of Aesculapius on its side.

Via futurism.

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