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Mistletoe drone spreads holiday cheer in San Francisco

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si_mistletoedrone.jpgFrom delivering beer bottles to keeping an eye on crime from above, if 2013 has taught us anything about drones it's that they can be used for nearly anything. Even romance.

In the spirit of the holiday season this week, a drone adorned with mistletoe has been spotted making its way through the skies of San Francisco.

As this YouTube video hows, the tinsel-clad drone hovers above unsuspecting couples in the city's Union Square area, prompting them to kiss. Some even beckon the device closer for a chance to smooch their sweetie in proper Christmas style.

Artists George Zisiadis and Mustafa Khan decided to create their mistletoe drone to change peoples' perceptions about unmanned aerial vehicles, according to the Bold Italic.

"Drones have been causing all sorts of paranoia lately and I wanted to reframe them from being something scary and ominous to being fun and human," said Zisiadis. "It's not about the technology, its about how we use it."

Indeed, the use of military and surveillance drones have raised questions about privacy and security in recent years.

What are your thoughts on commercial drone usage? How would you use one to brighten someone's day?

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