“It’s true that there are people who are annoyed
by kids flying drones,” he says, “but we shouldn’t
be in the business of legislating against any way
you annoy me, or else selfie sticks would be out-
lawed and Pokémon Go wouldn’t exist.”
The challenges of regulating technology are
only going to intensify, Johnston says.
“That’s the world we live in,” he says. “
Cyberse-curity, cyberstalking—all those things are drastically changed by technology, and it’s an ongoing
task to keep up. But the solution is not to throw a
gigantic net over it and try to catch everything.”
A drone won in a raffle got
Coyt Johnston hooked on
the high-flying hobby.